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Some Veterans upset about smoking ban


KING (WKOW)-- Some veterans in Wisconsin aren't breathing any easier after the state's smoking ban took effect.

At the King Veterans Home in King, near Wausau, 20-percent of the residents smoke. Most of them are upset about the new statewide smoking ban. Since they now have to go outside to light up, the home built nine sitting shelters.

Even so, one veteran says he went to war for our rights and now says he feels violated.

"We went over and fought for the rights of everybody and we're being told by people that are not even veterans what we can and can't do, that isn't right," said Walter Schultz.

Veterans home leaders have been working with residents for almost a year to help them adjust to the smoking switch.

The other veterans home in Wisconsin is in Union Grove. It is also installing the same shelters for its smoking residents.


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