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Friday, February 27, 2009

Newest weapon in push for Wisconsin smoking ban

"Holding Our Breath for a Smoke-Free Wisconsin" has a super-powerful weapon in their arsenal:

Heather Betsinger.
She's young, pretty, and articulate. And she almost died from lung cancer, having never smoked in her life. She was the pretty college kid serving you drinks in that smoky tavern to pay her tuition.

Scarier? Their ally, your tax dollars:

Those in favor of the ban say they're hopeful the support will push a Wisconsin ban through the legislature.

"We are very optimistic, with what the governor has in his budget and the way things are going right now. Yes, very optimistic," says Dan Duquette, who sits on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.