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TOWN MAY PUT SMOKING OUT

TOWN MAY PUT SMOKING OUT

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The barroom pickup line, 'Do you have a light?' may be retired in this city, which is considering what is believed to be the nation's strictest anti-smoking law.

The law would ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and enclosed work places and outlaw cigarette vending machines in public places.Fuming pub owners said Monday that the proposed law is dangerous to the health of business in the suburban city of 62,000, which has 151 restaurants and nine bars.

``A bar is a bar. What are we going to do, go back to Prohibition?' said Charlie Hamilton, general manager of Margaritaville restaurant and bar.

If the City Council adopts the law Tuesday night, private homes, hotel rooms, parking lots, tobacco shops and wide open spaces will be the last refuge of smokers in the city.

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