St. Louis County Smoking Ban Could Lead to Statewide Ban

Lawmakers say a smoking ban St. Louis voters approved yesterday could lead to a ban statewide. Christine Slusser reports.

The new smoking ban takes affect in certain indoor public places in St. Louis County. The new ban may give momentum toward a statewide smoking ban. Jefferson County Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda says St. Louis has a huge impact on statewide issues.

“Statewide votes very often are won and lost in St. Louis County. It’s a big concentration of the voters in our state.”

Roorda supported the smoking ban for St. Louis County. Some other members of the Democratic party disagreed with the ban saying it would drive smokers to do business over state lines. Reporting from the state Capitol, I’m Christine Slusser.

source: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net

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