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Council tables smoking ban

Efforts to broaden Indianapolis’ workplace smoking ban came up short Monday night as members of the City-County Council voted
to table the proposal. The ordinance would have prohibited patrons from lighting up in bars, bowling alleys and nightclubs,
expanding an existing law that prohibits smoking in most public places, including restaurants that serve minors.

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Tougher smoking ban passes committee

An ordinance that would prohibit lighting up in bars, bowling alleys and nightclubs, and nearby outdoor seating areas as well, was endorsed 4-2 by a City-County Council committee Wednesday night.

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EDITORIAL: Another blow to a deadly habit?

An ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed spaces where it’s still allowed—primarily bars and bowling alleys—is
once again being considered by the City-County Council. And again we urge councilors to adopt the measure.

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Clean air strategy: Some nightspots opt to tighten smoking rules

Coaches Tavern, MacNiven’s Restaurant and Bar, and The Jazz Kitchen are among Indianapolis bars that recently limited or banned
smoking. Those establishments join a short list of bars that already buck the trend in Indianapolis. Smoking in public places,
including restaurants, has been banned in Marion County since 2006, but it’s still OK to puff away in places that don’t admit
minors.

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Franklin ban snuffs out smoking

Tavern owners in Franklin will mothball their ashtrays next month following the passage of a smoking ban May 4. City councilors
voted 6-1 to make the ban one of the most restrictive in the state.

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