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VIDEO: Montgomery Looks to Broaden its Ban on Smoking

Councilwoman Nancy Floreen's proposal includes county-owned parks, golf courses and parking garages.

The Montgomery County Council will soon consider whether to expand the county's ban on smoking. Proposed by Councilwoman Nancy Floreen—who battled breast cancer last year—the new legislation would outlaw smoking on all property owned or leased by county government.

Floreen (D-At large) of Garrett Park plans to submit the bill Nov. 27, and a public hearing has been tentatively set for Jan. 15.

Here's a look back at some of milestones in Montgomery County's crackdown on tobacco:

1986 - Smoking banned from Metro stations and most county government workplaces.

1988 - Smoking banned from rest rooms, auditoriums and the public areas of offices, retail stores, banks and other private businesses.

1992 - Tobacco products banned from most vending machines.

1999 - Smoking banned in all restaurants. The measure was declared invalid in 2003 because of a procedural issue, but quickly reinstated.

2011 - Smoking banned from playgrounds, hallways, laundry rooms and other shared areas in apartment complexes.

Murphy November 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Golf Courses? Are you kidding me? Get a life Nancy...and stay out of mine!
john gray November 17, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I don't even smoke but this is getting ridiculousness `!! Is this Communist China ???
David Evans November 17, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Really!!! Enough Already!!! County Council stay out of our lives. Are you stupid enough to believe that you are helping a person to quit by banning smoking from a golf courses?
Bob November 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Legislating for non-smoking in enclosed areas and areas occupied by children make sense, but not open areas.
Joe Thomas November 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Count on the Montgomery County council to think one idiotic law per month.
Barbara Kawamura November 19, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Agreed, and what does telling us Nancy Floreen battled breast cancer have to do with the topic of this article?
SavEcig November 24, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I was against smoking bans when I was a smoker. But since I switched to electronic cigarettes two years ago, I don't have to worry about smoking bans, tar, smell or really high cigarette taxes! http://www.savecig.com
SavEcig November 24, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I was against smoking bans when I smoked. But since I switched to electronic cigarettes two years ago, I don't have to worry about smoking bans, tar, smell or really high cigarette taxes! http://www.savecig.com
jnrentz1 December 11, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Does Montgomery County make non-smoking, no tobacco use a condition of county employment?
Jeff Hawkins December 11, 2012 at 02:22 PM
@jnrentz1 I don't believe it is......
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