Health minister wants Sask. to butt out

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Health minister wants Sask. to butt out

Jana Pruden

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

REGINA -- Saskatchewan's health minister says he wants to see the province become smoke-free within the next couple of years -- before the rest of Canada leaves us in the dust.

"People will come to our province and say, 'How come you allow smoking where we eat?' " John Nilson said Monday. "They already say that."

Without a smoke-free environment, Nilson fears Saskatchewan may be losing out on the chance to host large events, such as the upcoming Canadian Medical Association's annual conference.

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