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By Dan Rudy 

Smoke- free law gains support


Members of the Healthy Wrangell Coalition met Tuesday and decided to support a law being concocted in the state legislature which would make all workplaces completely smoke-free. Coalition members will show their support by sending petitions signed by local groups to Alaska Smokefree Workplaces, a group lobbying for the law.

Advocates of the law are concerned that secondhand smoke undermines the health of coworkers and visitors alike and that current restrictions are not broad enough to address this pressing public health concern.

Alaska Statute 18.35.300 currently governs the state's publi...

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