Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Belmont Considers Nation's Toughest Smoking Ban

"(BCN) BELMONT The city of Belmont will set a new standard for anti-smoking legislation in the United States if it approves an ordinance that will be drawn up in the coming weeks, according to the American Lung Association.

After an evening of discussion and testimony from local citizens and anti-smoking advocates, the Belmont City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to proceed with the drafting of an ordinance that revises the city's current smoking ban in workplaces and most public areas, to now include any residence except single-family detached homes.

According to Belmont Mayor Philip Mathewson, who said today he fully supports the new proposal, the major thrust of the revision was to include multi-unit apartment buildings in the ban."

More at CBS5.com

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