Wake Lawmaker Pushes for Smoking Ban in Public Buildings
Posted January 26, 2007 7:48 p.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2007 1:43 p.m. EST
State House Bill 24 highlights the health costs associated with secondhand smoke and the fact that most North Carolinians do not smoke.
Smoking is no longer allowed at the General Assembly and some state buildings.
The new bill, sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Weiss, D-wake, and Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, would ban smoking inside all buildings, including public university buildings, including dormitories.
Violators would get a warning first, then face a fine up to $25.