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VOL. 123 | NO. 97 | Friday, May 16, 2008

New Law Exempts Churches From 'No Smoking' Sign Rules

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Churches in Tennessee will no longer have to post "No Smoking" signs at their entrances.

Gov. Phil Bredesen this week signed the exemption for places of worship into law.

The state's indoor smoking ban went into effect in October. The ban applies to most indoor businesses and public places, and requires that the international "No Smoking" symbol be posted at all entrances.

The measure was sponsored by Rep. Mike Bell, a Riceville Republican, and Sen. Dewayne Bunch, a Cleveland Republican. It passed both chambers unanimously.

Read SB2606 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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