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Smokers' Rights / Los Angeles, California / States #140274

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 24, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rejection by Los Angeles city council of law designed to ban all smoking in restaurants reported.

(Seattle: Gary Shepard) Smokers' rights laws prohibiting employers' policies of firing or refusing to hire workers who smoke off the job featured; details given of bill in Washington state. [State representative Marlin APPELWICK - cites the privacy issue.] [Independent Business Association Gary SMITH - says such laws will lead to employee lawsuits.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Jerry SHEEHAN - worries that employers' will dictate workers' lifestyle.] Support of Washington state bill by the tobacco industry noted. [State senator Jim WEST - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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