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Wisconsin Governor Walker Won't Support Repealing Smoking Ban

Gov. Scott Walker released a statement Thursday on the upcoming one-year anniversary of the ban going into effect.

Gov. Scott Walker will not support a repeal of the statewide smoking ban, which ended smoking in bars in Wisconsin. 

“Although I did not support the original smoking ban, after listening to people across the state, it is clear to me that it works," Walker said Thursday in a prepapred statement. "Therefore I will not support a repeal.”

Wisconsin implemented an indoor smoking ban on July 5, 2010. As of June 2011, 27 states have enacted smoking bans. 

Related Links: 

Indoor Smoking Ban Legislation

Smoking Bans in the United States

Wisconsin's Smoking Ban Takes Effect

Robert B. September 24, 2011 at 11:27 PM
The sidewalk in front of Foxie's in downtown port is disgusting. Walk down the street and you'll notice how dark the sidewalk is compared to other areas due to all the ash dropped on it since the ban took place. Lot's of gum too.
Steve September 24, 2011 at 11:47 PM
That's a pretty far fetched pipe dream if you think a smoking ban is going to make a recall easy.
Lyle Ruble September 25, 2011 at 12:24 AM
@Marshall Kieth...Morality is not strictly the domain of religious institutions. Morality exists independently and is part of the social fabric of a community. To assign a moral position to one group or another is fallacious, since moral principles are not universal. Just as one group supports choice and opposes captial punishment while another group opposes choice and supports capital punishment.
constitution September 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM
It would be interesting if Scott Walker answered this question: Mr Walker, who do you support, special interest pharma foundation funded mob induced smoking ban and pharma nicotine profits or tax paying citizens who invested in their own privately owned businesses? I personally think Scott Walker is unfit for office, his remarks shows his lack of interest in private business ownership which is good for the states citizens, who will pick up the tab for his dereliction of duty to keeping WI free from mob tyranny?
constitution September 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM
I hear ya Marlene, people should unite in the states and across the country to blister the butts of immoral leaders who put special interest ahead of the interest of people who invest in the economy. Just look at the bad shape of the economy since RWJF's pocket puppet in Washington started tearing down a real American success company that employed thousands (tobacco co) just to pimp pharma nicotine. I don't care who likes or dislikes the tobacco co's, there are other companies I don't like but nobody should destroy them and their customer base, its best that one simply don't purchase from the companies who offer products they don't like. I think private business owners and their smoking customers are the vehicle used in a war for nicotine profits by big pharma

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