Johnson County passes tougher smoking law

Johnson County commissioners on Monday morning approved countywide public smoking restrictions that will take effect in January.

The new ordinance prohibits smoking in all public businesses, including bars, hotels, restaurants and private clubs. It is more restrictive than previous bans passed in the cities of Franklin and Greenwood, which now will have to follow the county’s ordinance.

The law follows similar ordinances recently passed in the metropolitan area.

Indianapolis’ smoking ban took effect June 1, followed by another in Lawrence on Oct. 1.

A less-restrictive statewide ban that does not apply to bars, casinos and private clubs went into effect July 1.

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