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      RS 40:1291.2     


§1291.2. Purpose

            The legislature finds and determines that it is in the best interest of the people of this state to protect nonsmokers from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. The legislature further finds and determines that a balance should be struck between the health concerns of nonconsumers of tobacco products and the need to minimize unwarranted governmental intrusion into and regulation of private spheres of conduct and choice with respect to the use or nonuse of tobacco products in certain designated public areas and in private places. Therefore, the legislature hereby declares that the purpose of this Part is to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of this state by limiting exposure to tobacco smoke.

            Acts 2006, No. 815, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2014, No. 546, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1300.252 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.

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