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Soon smoking in public will be snuffed out across country

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Researchers believe smoking could be banned from all public places nationwide within the next ten years.

The prediction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on the rate at which states have been adopting such laws over the past ten years.

Twenty-five states are already totally smoke-free in private sector work sites, restaurants and bars.

Ten states have laws prohibiting smoking in one or two of those venues, and seven states have no restrictions.

By 2020 it's believed all states will have comprehensive smoke-free laws.

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