Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2007
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

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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