Council votes to expand citywide smoking ban

The Indianapolis City-County Council voted in favor of an expanded public smoking ban Monday night.

Members voted 19-9 in favor of expanding the citywide ban to include bowling alleys, hotel rooms and most bars. Tobacco shops, hookah bars and some private clubs would be exempted. The measure needed one more vote to become veto-proof.

The measure still needs the signature of Mayor Greg Ballard to become law. Ballard said he would veto the measure because it won't exempt private clubs that host children's events.

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