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Banning Butts and Taxing Twinkies

Posted Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Banning Butts and Taxing Twinkies So, it has been about a year since Ohio's smoking ban went into effect. Some restaurant and bar owners are still complaining about the ban's negative impact on business. If you talk to public health officials, however, they say the economic impact of a healthier workforce make the ban a major victory. The smoking ban's success is up for debate on the Sound of Ideas, and we'll talk about just how far public health legislation might go...Twinkie tax, anyone? Join us, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.


Government/Politics, Health, Children's Health, Community/Human Interest, Regional Economy/Business - News


David Covell, Deputy Director of Environmental Health,Cuyahoga Co. Board of Health
Mark Glasper, Ohio Restaurant Association.
Patrick Carroll, president, Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association
Max Mehlman, director, Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University

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