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Kentucky considering smoking ban

By Rob Williams – bio | email

FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) - Kentucky's General Assembly is considering a bill Thursday that would create a state-wide smoking ban. 

The measure would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces with at least one employee.  That includes restaurants, bars and private clubs. 

Health groups are scheduled to release a poll Thursday showing support for the smoking ban. Supporters say the ban is necessary because Kentucky ranks at or near the top of states with the most smoke related illness and deaths.

Kentucky's tobacco industry is expected to fight it. 

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