Smoking ban legislation moves forward in the Kentucky House - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Smoking ban legislation moves forward in the Kentucky House

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Smokers would have fewer places to light up under legislation that was approved by the House Health and Welfare Committee.

Governor Steve Beshear says addiction to tobacco is hurting productivity in Kentucky, jacking up medical costs and killing people.

Three dozen cities and counties in the state already have smoking bans.  Beshear says people still could light up, just not in places where they'd expose others to secondhand smoke.

The measure now goes to the full House.

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