According to a recent Minnesota legislative poll, there is NOT widespread support for a strict statewide smoking banThe results are found at this website, and are as follows:
1. Do you support House File 305, the smoking ban bill?
2.76% Don’t know
2. Should the smoking ban apply to bars as well as restaurants?
0.80% Don’t know
3. Do you feel private clubs should be exempted from a smoking ban?
3.75% Don’t know
4. Should local governments be allowed to pass a stricter ban than state law?
3.58% Don’t know
Official results found here: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/survey/hf305.asp
Perhaps after seeing 107 of their favorite bars and restaurants close in the Twin Cities, the general public is beginning to feel that such bans are onerous and unfair.
Now let's see if lawmakers will listen to their constituents, and / or the facts which prove that secondhand smoke is up to 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA workplace air quality regulations.