Statement by Senator Lisa Baker on Senate Passage of Legislation to Provide for Smoking Ban

Harrisburg – Following the Senate’s approval of the Clean Indoor Air Act, which would ban cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking in most workplaces and public spaces, including restaurants, office buildings, bus and train stations and sports arenas, Senator Lisa Baker made the following statement.

“We have taken a major step forward to reduce a serious health risk in our state by assuring that smoking will no longer be allowed indoors in most public locations and workplaces. While the final product contains what I believe to be too many exemptions, it offers a lot of new protections for people.”

Summary of Senate Bill 246 (Clean Indoor Air Act)

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