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No more smoke-filled rooms in Kansas

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Monday, Feb. 5, 2007

Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, explains his provision to allow counties to opt out of a statewide smoking ban and then to allow voters to decide the issue would give the public more time to consider the issue. Plus, Scott Rothschild and Gena Terlizzi discuss the week's news.

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Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 10 years, 11 months ago

I have had to breathe other people's poison all my life and I am sick of it. Why should I get lung cancer and die prematurely because of other people's thoughtlessness? I shouldn't, nor should anyone else. A ban on smoking is long overdue! Let them poison themselves in their homes and cars, but no where else. God help their children. Thank you, Lynn

windy 10 years, 11 months ago

This possible state wide smoking ban, simply put SUCKS. This is some thing that is not illegal and is sold nation wide, it should be a persons choice. I thought this is a free country to do what you want? If a person wants to smoke in a public bussiness that allows it, then let them smoke, you also have a choice to leave. It is a shame that the so called 'Do Gooders'try to push their Do Gooder B.S on to others. All a bussiness did before is have no smoking signs in place, why wasn't this good enough?

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