Missouri House Democrats can no longer smoke in their own offices at the Capitol.
“We just felt like that it was time for us to lead by example," Hummel said. "All the other state buildings ban smoking, and we can’t advocate for good health policies if we ourselves aren’t following the same guidelines.”
Hummel says he hasn’t heard any dissent from fellow House Democrats who do smoke. He also says they hope to persuade the Republican majority to ban smoking in their offices as well. On the Senate side of the Missouri Capitol, smoking is allowed in the offices of each Senate member but banned elsewhere.
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