The Wisconsin Asthma Coalition recognized the Governor for passing the statewide smoke-free law which goes into effect next year. They also wanted to thank city leaders in Marshfield for stepping up and putting out their butts a little early.
Marshfield went smoke-free by referendum in April's election last year. The rest of the state will join next year in July.
"The unintended health impacts to employees was the driving factor," said Mayor Chris Meyer. "People who work in a tavern or in a restaurant may not have the opportunity to choose where they work. So working in an environment with second-hand smoke was a concern of healthcare professionals and to many others." (Newsline Channel Nine Article)
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