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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

— A new bill co-sponsored by a Wake County lawmaker would ban smoking at all state buildings.

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.