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Iowa lawmakers review smoking ban

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- More than three months after it became law, people are still arguing about whether Iowa's indoor smoking ban is putting bars out of business.

A lawyer for bar owners told a legislative panel Tuesday that the ban is keeping potential customers away and could ruin some businesses.

But a member of the American Cancer Society says studies have shown that in virtually every state that has passed an indoor smoking ban, there has been no impact on businesses.

Lawmakers held the meeting to consider minor revisions to the law.

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