Smoking Ban Critics Urge Mich. Lottery Boycott 6-14-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Smoking Ban Critics Urge Mich. Lottery Boycott 6-14-2010

LANSING, Mich.Some restaurant, bar and private club owners are calling for a one-day boycott of some Michigan Lottery products to protest the state's recently enacted smoking ban.
An event billed on Facebook as the Michigan Lottery Boycott calls for those businesses to not sell certain lottery products from 11 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.
The boycott could affect sales of Keno, pull tabs and other games.
The Michigan Lottery said business owners would only be hurting themselves with a boycott because they would lose commissions.
A business that refuses to sell games could be reviewed by lottery officials.
Michigan's bar and restaurant smoking ban began May 1.
Critics said smoking policy decisions should have been left to private business owners.
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