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Alaska Legislature bans smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places

Publication Date: 2018-05-14
  • Author:JAMES BROOKS
  • Publication:Juneau Empire

Six-year effort culminates on final day of legislative session; cities and boroughs may opt out

After six years of work, the Alaska Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved a statewide ban on smoking in most public places across Alaska.

Senate Bill 63 was approved by the Alaska House of Representatives in an 32-7 vote and after a procedural vote in the Senate is on its way to the desk of Gov. Bill Walker, who is expected to sign it...