Thursday, October 26, 2006

AA group wants exemption from smoking ban

Some people struggling with addiction are fighting Omaha's new smoking ban. A group of Alcoholics Anonymous attendees said it has been contacted by authorities and warned that attendees can't smoke during meetings, Omaha television station KETV reported. The group is talking to an attorney, hoping to create an exemption to the law.

The group contacted attorney James Martin Davis. "One of the city councilmen told me keno and smoking go hand in hand. Well, what goes hand in hand is AA meetings and smoking," Davis said, referring to the temporary exemption the city's ordinance allows for keno parlors. Source.

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