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Dave Thune, St. Paul, letter: Smoke-free F-M good news for all

I read that there is more progress in the F-M area to broaden everyone's ability to breathe clean air. Congratulations! St. Paul has had smokefree restaurants and bars for half a year now, and the positive feedback I've received from constituents...

I read that there is more progress in the F-M area to broaden everyone's ability to breathe clean air. Congratulations!

St. Paul has had smokefree restaurants and bars for half a year now, and the positive feedback I've received from constituents, patrons and employees has been nothing short of remarkable. Healthier workers and more enjoyable venues have been our rewards.

To the owners of establishments: please help us work toward a level playing field. Do not panic. I just had dinner at Mancini's (a local steakhouse) tonight and had to walk a block to get in the door; the parking lot was full. I look forward to continuing a long family tradition of spaghetti at Savards/Cullys/Willy's in Dilworth without breathing someone else's smoke.

To your elected officials - take heart! Your constituents will reward you with thanks. You will never lose an election working for clean air!

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