Virginia smoking ban moves forward

RICHMOND Va. Virginia, a state known for some 300 years as a primary grower of tobacco, is poised to ban smoking in restaurants.

Last week, the state's House and Senate voted to approve a bill that would allow smoking only in private clubs or in establishments that build properly enclosed, ventilated rooms for their smoking patrons.


Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, who has long championed a smoking ban in the state, is expected to sign

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