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City Council Health Committee Endorses Smoking Ban

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“The Chicago City Council health committee passed a measure that would prohibit smoking in nearly all public buildings and workplaces in the city.

But some aldermen on the committee say they’ll let restaurant groups that oppose the smoking ban present a compromise.

Alderman Ed Smith, who heads the committee,wouldn’t give a timeline for when the smoking ban will go before city council. He says he isn’t in a ""big hurry"" and is willing to listen to suggestions for compromise.”

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