Burlington (VT) Votes 12-0 to Go Smokefree
Vermont's largest city joins a nationwide trend
On Tuesday, Vermont's largest city (Burlington) became the nation's latest city to go smokefree, joining New York, Boston, L.A., San Francisco, and hundreds of others.
"People who work in bars and cabarets are good people," said Burlington City Councilwoman Joan Shannon. "Their health is just as important as everyone else's. Tobacco smoke causes disease. No one should have to breathe it to hold a job."
"It's time for musicians and bartenders and waitresses to have dignified and safe working conditions," added musician Tyrone Shaw.