Lawmaker still pushing smoking ban

February 16, 2010

An Indiana lawmaker continues to push for a bill to ban smoking in most public places in the Hoosier state, despite expected resistance from Senate leadership. State Rep. Charlie Brown authored the most recent smoking ban bill, which was watered down by fellow House members. They voted to allow smoking in bars, restaurants, gaming facilities and private clubs. Brown sent a letter Monday to state senators, urging them to remove those exemptions and pass a comprehensive ban. The bill faces long odds in the Senate.