Gov. Scott Walker will not support a repeal of the statewide smoking ban, which ended smoking in bars in Wisconsin.
“Although I did not support the original smoking ban, after listening to people across the state, it is clear to me that it works," Walker said Thursday in a prepapred statement. "Therefore I will not support a repeal.”
Wisconsin implemented an indoor smoking ban on July 5, 2010. As of June 2011, 27 states have enacted smoking bans.