Nevada Senate approves anti-smoking bill |

Nevada Senate approves anti-smoking bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The Senate has voted unanimously for a measure imposing several statewide anti-smoking rules, including one requiring Millennium Scholarship students to sign a no-smoking pledge.

SB258, approved Wednesday, started out as a plan to let local governments establish tougher anti-smoking rules than those set by the state. But the original bill had no support and was changed.

As revised, the measure would broaden a smoking prohibition in public schools and health care facilities and require taxis to post smoking or nonsmoking signs.

Millennium Scholarships are offered to Nevada high school students who achieve a ”B” grade average or higher to help pay for college at the University and Community College System of Nevada. The scholarship was created with part of Nevada’s share of a national settlement with tobacco companies.

AP-WS-04-19-01 1850EDT

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