A new survey shows people like Wisconsin’s nearly year-old smoke free law. Allison Miller with the American Cancer Society says the survey of 500 voters earlier this month finds 75 percent of state residents support the statewide ban on indoor smoking. That’s an increase over 69 percent support while the legislature was debating the measure. “Clearly now that it’s here it’s been in place for a year. People really love being able to go out and to work in smoke free environments,” said Miller.
The survey also revealed bipartisan support. “Not just everybody, but Republicans, Democrats and Independents overwhelmingly supporting it,” Miller said. “Considering that there seems to be few issues these days that can unite Wisconsin, it seems that everybody does at least like the smoke free air law.” The survey also found that 91 percent of respondents said they go out the same or more often now that bars and restaurants are smoke free. Governor Scott Walker said this week that while he was not in favor of the state imposing the smoke free law, he’d now oppose any efforts to repeal it.