Louisiana House agrees to extend smoking ban

Tweet BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana House has agreed to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned. Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann, of West Monroe, says he’s pushing the proposal because of the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places, public buildings and many places of employment. Hoffmann’s proposal would extend the ban ... Jump to full article >>