Fallin wants people to vote on smoking ban

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Updated: 2/19/2013 3:38 pm Published: 2/19/2013 3:37 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she plans to push for a statewide vote on a smoking ban designed to reduce second-hand smoke and promote a healthier state.

Fallin's announcement on Tuesday came one day after a Senate committee soundly rejected a bill that would have allowed cities and towns to enact stricter smoking bans than currently exist in state law.

Flanked by dozens of health officials, mayors and state legislators, Fallin announced her plan to launch an initiative petition drive to place the proposal on the ballot in 2014, the same year she is up for reelection.

Although details of the ballot language haven't been finalized, Fallin says it could range from giving cities more authority to put bans in place to a statewide ban on smoking in public places.

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Need to ban putting perfume over old perfume on unwashed body parts

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