Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Iowa - Smoking Cigarettes In A Public Place Will Be A Crime

Has Iowa Gone Too Far?
The Next Step Is To Make Tobacco Illegal

Today, Iowa will become the 13th state to prohibit smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Other states, such as California, have smoking bans in bars and restaurants but allow cities the ability to pass ordinances that relate to workplaces.

People who violate Iowa's law face a $50 fine. Business owners who violate the law could face up to a $500 fine if they fail to stop a person from smoking. In addition, restaurants or bars could have their liquor licenses suspended or revoked if there are smoking violations.
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Iowa Governor Chet Culver is expected to sign this bill into law today...

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