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January 5, 2004

Opinion: King County should be next to ban smoking


The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has courageously taken the lead in banning smoking in all public indoor places; it's time for King County to join our neighbors to the south.

Starting last Friday smoking in bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and nightclubs in Pierce County will now draw a $100 fine. The health department also can issue fines and warnings to businesses that violate the ban, as well as suspend or revoke their licenses.

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