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Lawmaker Proposes Extending Smoking Ban In Montgomery County

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County Council Member George Leventhal says the move was prompted by complaints from residents.

"We had one constituent tell us that one of her neighbors, his wife has emphysema and he cannot smoke in his own apartment. So the guy goes out in the hallway frequently and fills it with his cigarette smoke and inflicts it on other people. That's rude, but it's also unhealthy and a public health hazard," he says.

Leventhal's proposal would also extend the ban to playgrounds within apartment complexes. State law prevents the county from banning smoking at public playgrounds and parks.

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