Smoking en Senators Reject Bill Removing Smoker Protection <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; A bid to repeal a law that bans employers from discriminating against smokers has failed to win traction in the Legislature.</p><p>The repeal, sought by hospitals and health care leaders, was narrowly rejected in a 3-2 vote by the Senate labor committee amid concerns it could lead to widespread firings by employers.</p><p>More than 20 years ago, legislators passed a law protecting smokers from workplace discrimination.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:29:06 +0000 The Associated Press 9601 at