October 1, 2007 brought us a breath of Fresh Air. On that day, all Minnesota workplaces, including bars and restaurants, became smoke-free. All of that clean and healthy air has Minnesotans excited. Go out and enjoy some of that Fresh Air at your favorite local establishment. 

"I think it's fair that people who don't smoke can enjoy a meal without having to breathe in smoke. I don't think it's too much to ask smoker(...more)" Russell, server
Applebee's, Minneapolis

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In Minnesota each year, an estimated 581 lives are lost to secondhand smoke, and more than 66,000 people are treated for painful illnesses and diseases caused as a result of exposure to the toxic chemicals in smoke. 1