Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Regional Smoking Ban Gathering Steam
By Chad Garrison
on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 9:40 AM
proposed bill in St. Louis City
calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants.
The bill, proposed by Central West End alderwoman Lyda Krewson
, would not go into effect unless St. Louis County passed a similar ban.
Yesterday, St. Louis County Councilwoman Barbara Frasier
told KWMU (90.7 FM)
that such a bill would force the hand of county legislators -- which voted 4-3 against a county-wide smoking ban a few years back.
neighbors in Illinois, and Iowa and Nebraska and Arkansas all have
smoking ban and smoke-free legislation," said Fraser. "So, if the city
passes one, there is no doubt in mind that the county council would be
under more pressure to pass a ban."
Regional legislators are taking note a