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Gov. Mark Parkinson on Tuesday listens before speaking at the annual meeting of the Governor's Council on Fitness at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library. Parkinson advocated for a statewide ban on smoking in public places, and said he was evaluating whether to call for an increase in the cigarette tax.

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Governor pushes statewide smoking ban

Topeka — Gov. Mark Parkinson said he would push for a statewide ban on smoking in public places when the Legislature convenes in January, and he may propose increasing the cigarette tax.

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