After an eight-hour debate, the Minnesota House passed the "Freedom to Breathe" bill on Thursday.
This move by Minnesota lawmakers is simply the latest in a worldwide wave of new smoking legislation. Politicians from India to Iceland are re-evaluating just where their citizens should be allowed to light up.
While it might seem like a modern-day debate, the fight for the right to smoke -- or avoid smoke -- has been going on for centuries.
Reporter Nikki Tundel takes a look at the curious history of smoking bans.