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Ban Smoking in restaurants
By Taylor McDonald


February 18, 2007
Sunday PM

I hate the smell and sight of smoking when I am paying to eat a meal and Ketchikan is one of the few places that still gets away with that. Since 2001 the city of Anchorage has banned smoking in public places and restaurants and now, on July 7th smoking is banned in any enclosed space, including bars and bingo halls. I can't wait to be able to go out with friends and not smell like smoke the next day. Ketchikan would greatly benefit from smokefree restaurants and bars. There is a way to fix the problem, talk with the city council and see what changes can be made.

Taylor McDonald
Anchorage, AK

Received February 16, 2007 - Published February 18, 2007

About: "Born and raised in Ketchikan, currently attending college in Anchorage."





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