12:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

E-Cigarette Bill Could Face Veto

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Some state officials say the measure should have lumped e-cigarettes with traditional tobacco products.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder is signaling that he may veto legislation to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes because he does not think it would go far enough and regulate the vaporizers like traditional tobacco products. "I've had issues with that bill," he said last week, adding that it will get "special attention" and extra review.
6:34 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Bill proposed to allow smoking at outdoor cafes and patios

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Bill defines outdoor restaurant area as one that is less than 50% enclosed
A bill just introduced in the state Legislature would roll back a provision of Michigan's ban on smoking at restaurants to allow puffing outside, at outdoor patios and sidewalk caf├ęs. Supporters plan to gather Wednesday night at a cigar bar in Rochester.