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Candidates for Tennessee governor support letting local governments handle smoking bans

Publication Date: 2/27/2018
  • Author:Joel Ebert
  • Publication:Tennessean

The majority of Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates said Tuesday they support a measure that would allow local governments to implement smoking bans.

State law currently prohibits local governments from regulating tobacco products. A bill, sponsored by Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville, and Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, currently under consideration would allow local governments to regulate smoking in certain areas, including hotels, public property and age-restricted venues.