an attempt to add Washington state to the growing list of
states and cities to ban smoking in all indoor public places,
state lawmakers introduced legislation in the House and Senate
this week that would make lighting up a no-no.
list of places it would be forbidden to take a puff includes
restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, skating rinks and truckstops.
passed a public-smoking ban in 1998 and Florida and Delaware
followed suit last year, The Seattle Times reported.
New York City, Boston and Chicago also prohibit public-place
and restaurant owner Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe (D-Bothell),
sponsor of SB5791, and Rep. Joe McDermott (D-Seattle), sponsor
of HB1868, told the newspaper now is the time to recommend
an anti-smoking law, given research about the dangers of