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Bill would allow smoking outdoors at Michigan restaurants

Cigarette smoking (Reuters)
Cigarette smoking (Reuters)

LANSING (WKZO) -- Lawmakers in Lansing will be considering a bill that would allow smoking at sidewalk cafes or patios outside of restaurants

The bill is sponsored by State Representative Tom McMillin of Rochester Hills who believes the current ban on smoking is "blatant over regulation" by the government.  The bill defines an outdoor restaurant as one that is "less than 50-percent enclosed".

McMillin has received support from both Republicans and Democrats, however some restaurant owners are opposed to the measure.

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