DETROIT — Increasing pressure against Michigan’s ban on smoking in public workplaces has been noted by some, and with the law more than a year old, many businesses and restaurants have described serious losses in their customer bases because of the ban according to WWJ.
Health advocates continue to praise the move, but new efforts have been started to alter the ban.
The Protect Property Rights group in Michigan says that Club Keno sales are down over a hundred million dollars, a program that provides money for schools and social services.
Doug Geiss, a State Rep. and Democrat from Taylor, has said he’s working on a revision to the ban or perhaps an appeal and is seeking support. In addition, an effort by restaurant and bar owners to ban state lawmakers from their businesses has been launched and would begin on October 1.