RICHMOND Va. Virginia and North Carolina, both major growers and manufacturers of tobacco for some 300 years, are facing an historic sea change as lawmakers in each state look to snuff out smoking in most public places. In Virginia, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine signed legislation Monday that prohibits smoking in restaurants and bars throughout the state beginning Dec. 1. Under the new law, smoking will only be allowed in private clubs and in restaurants that are equipped with a separate, ...

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