Dec 17, 2009

Smokefree bill will be signed into law tomorrow

Gov. Jennifer Granholm will sign House Bill 4377 into law tomorrow, Friday that finally makes all Michigan’s workplaces smokferee and free of deadly secondhand smoke, including bars and restaurants smoke free.

She will sign the much-anticipated bill into law at a bill signing ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Michigan Brewery Co. Pub in downtown Lansing, 402 S Washington. The Michigan House and Senate passed the bill with bipartisan support on Dec. 10.

The law is named after the late Dr. Ronald Davis who died of cancer last year. Davis is the former Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Henry Ford Health System, and he is the former president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Davis also served as director of the Center for Disease Control’s Office on Smoking and Health from 1987 to 1991.

The bill will go into effect on May 1.

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