In a statement, Shelly said he overturned the council's decision because "the passage of this legislation does not adequately address any given employees who are subjected to a smoking workplace environment."
Shelly added that he was re-pledging his commitment to protect tribal members "from cancer or diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke or tobacco use."
There was no immediate reaction Friday from Navajo Nation Council members on Shelly's veto.
Does anyone else remember when partial bans would pass because it meant a foot was in the door for further restrictions later on?
Maybe it is just different on the Navajo reservation.
I don't honestly know.