Vanderburgh County Letting Exemptions Expire

In Local News on December 30, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Nearby Vanderburgy County will soon ban smoking from all workplaces. In 2006, the county and the city of Evansville passed ordinances banning smoking in public places, but those ordinances had exemptions allowing smoking in hotels, private rooms in nursing homes, bars and clubs. The exemptions in the county ordinance are set to expire on Jan. 2, meaning that in 2009, smoking will be banned in Vanderburgh County bars, restaurants, and clubs.

We feel the city of Evansville and neighboring counties, including Daviess and Pike, should consider following suit. Secondhand smoke is deadly to the employees and customers who have to breath it. Plus, studies show that businesses actually see an increase in patrons after comprehensive smoking bans are passed.


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