Franklin, south of Indianapolis in Johnson County, previously passed a workplace smoking ban in 2006, but excluded some areas, including 21-and-over bars and private clubs. The new ordinance, set to take effect 30 days from passage, has been expanded to include all enclosed workplaces, public places and city-owned facilities.
Roughly 35 cities in Indiana now en force some form of a smoking ban. The entire Hoosier state has yet to go smoke-free, though. To no avail, Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, tried to muster support for a statewide smoking ban during the waning days of the legislative session by proposing to exempt casinos.