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Smoking ban sparks controversy
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Some residents of Spangler Towers are smoking mad. That’s because on July 1, the 54-unit high rise apartment building will become entirely smoke free.McMinnville Housing Authority, which operates the facility, made the decision based on safety concerns and the health benefits of living in a smoke-free environment.“We did a survey and a good majority are for it,” said McMinnville Housing Authority executive director Patricia Basham. “But the ones who are against it are really against it.