Yesterday we mentioned that the Clayton Board of Aldermen was set to vote last night
on an ordinance prohibiting smoking in the city's restaurants and bars.
And today we're back to report that the measure passed
. By next July all bars and restaurants in the city (and 80 percent of hotel rooms) must be smoke free indoors. Smoking on outdoor patios will be permitted.
Clayton joins Ballwin and Arnold as the only St. Louis area municipalities in Missouri to pass a smoking ban. Other cities considering such bans include Kirkwood, Wildwood and St. Louis. Illinois has a statewide ban on smoking.