Senator Ellis, health care coalition to hold press conference on statewide smoking ban
AUSTIN -- Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and a Texas health care coalition will hold a press conference on legislation to institute a statewide smoking ban in public places, on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lieutenant Governor's Press Room.
The press conference will focus on legislation by Ellis which mandates public places in Texas - including restaurants, bars and workplaces - be smoke-free. According to a statewide poll to be released at the press conference Texans overwhelmingly want a smoking ban in public places in Texas.
Noted pollster Mike Baselice will discuss the results of a recent statewide poll on the issue.
|WHAT:|| Statewide Smoking Ban Press Conference|
|WHO:||Senator Rodney Ellis|
Mike Baselice, Baselice & Associates
Gary Hart, American Heart Association
Dr. Mark Clanton, American Cancer Society
Ken Rathburn, Dallas chef and restaurateur
Marcia Ball, entertainer
|WHEN:||Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 10:00 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Lieutenant Governor's Press Room
2E.9, Texas Capitol|
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