Nearly 200 demonstrators descended on the Statehouse Tuesday night to show their support for a statewide smoking ban.
The ralliers were American Cancer Society volunteers. They said they support smoke-free legislation and want it to include bars and taverns in a ban.
One man said he knows personally, the deadly dangers of secondhand smoke.
"I never smoked a cigarette in my life. But at age 50 I got 4 stage throat cancer, Carcinoma, from secondhand smoke in the workplace,” said Michael Kelley.
The state Senate's Public Policy Committee will decide whether to allow a vote on a version of the smoking ban bill that includes bars and taverns.