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Non-Indians want smoking ban for First Nations too

Some non-Indian business owners in Manitoba say the province's ban on smoking should apply to First Nations.

The ban, which went into effect on Friday, is one of the first in Canada. But it won't apply to First Nations because the provincial government lacks jurisdiction on reserves.

Non-Indians fear they will lose business over the ban. At least one First Nation is planning to use its exemption to draw customers to a gaming facility.

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