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Royal Oak Rog Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:17 PM
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18. You have the right to step outside and
have a cigarette, the one's with no rights are the workers at the establishment who's health is being harmed by your bad habit, regardless of how happy they may seem.

By the way there's some late breaking news on this, it's looking like it may go to a vote.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Lawmakers trying to reach a compromise to ban smoking in public places adjourned until Wednesday, as negotiations continued today.

A House and Senate conference committee met briefly to air out differences between the two chambers. A Senate-approved bill would ban smoking in all public places with no exceptions, while a House version would allow exemptions to the ban for Detroits three casinos, horse race tracks, bingo halls and cigar shops.


Committee chairperson Rep. Brenda Clack, D-Flint, said she believed a deal would be struck in time for the full Legislature to vote on it Thursday. She said the six-member committee would probably meet again Wednesday morning.


Im totally optimistic, Clack said. There was at least in the conversation a willingness to yield some and to reach an agreement, one way or the other. I think there will be an agreement both sides can live with.

http://www.freep.com/article/20081216/NEWS06/81216067
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