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Science backs the smoke-free workplace law

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Bartender Leo Dressen of Red Wing is absolutely convinced he's healthier today because of Minnesota's Freedom to Breathe Act.

The law, which took effect a year ago Oct. 1, prohibits smoking in all Minnesota workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

The fact that Dressen hasn't had a single asthma-related incident since that time is only one of the reasons he believes the smoking ban is a good idea.

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