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New ordinance prohibits smoking in Louisiana bars and casinos

As of June 1, 2018, it is illegal to smoke in Louisiana bars, sports arenas and casinos. The new ordinance extended the 2007 statewide-smoke free law to now include previously exempt businesses, such as bars and casinos the right to breathe clean air.
WVLA Local 33 | WGMB Fox44 | brproud.com (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:23
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[Louisiana] Ban on smoking in Baton Rouge bars, casinos take effect June 1

Come June 1, you'll no longer be allowed to light up inside Baton Rouge area bars and casinos. Metro council members approved the ban on smoking last summer, but it's only now taking effect. Advocates who pushed for the ban say about 3,000 workers in th
WAFB Channel 9 (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:23
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LOUISIANA WORKPLACE SMOKING BAN WITHDRAWN

A proposal to ban smoking in all workplaces in the state of Louisiana has been withdrawn by its sponsor, Rep. Dustin Miller (D-Opelousas) after failing to get enough support from his legislative colleagues. In its place, the body unanimously passed House
HalfWheel
added May 30, 2018 13:34
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[Louisiana] Smoking Cessation Trust helps smokers quit

The Smoking Cessation Trust was established to help fund cessation services for all Louisiana residents who smoked a cigarette prior to September 1, 1988. It was the result of a 14-year-long class action lawsuit Scott v. American Tobacco Co.
WAFB Channel 9 (Baton Rouge, LA)
added May 22, 2018 15:45
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After smoking ban fails, Louisiana Senate OKs study on protecting against secondhand smoke

After failed attempts to pass a law that would ban smoking in casinos, bars and sports arenas statewide, an Acadiana legislator settled Thursday for a study on efforts to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke. House Concurrent Resolution 76 was approv
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added May 18, 2018 05:01
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[Louisiana] Fire at Burbank Drive Popeyes started with 'smoking materials' disposed in landscaping

A fire that burned through the wall of a popular Baton Rouge Popeyes restaurant Friday evening started outside and burned through a wall, according to a release. The fire, which was first reported at 9:55 p.m. and under control by 10:26 p.m., occurred
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added May 12, 2018 22:18
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[Louisiana] Healthier air for all

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living evaluates and implements tobacco control initiatives that can reduce and prevent tobacco use, to help Louisianans lead healthier lives. Their aim is to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in public spaces
KNOE 8 News (Monroe, LA)
added Apr 26, 2018 14:42
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[Louisiana] Bill to make bars, casinos smoke-free still being worked out

A statewide measure to prohibit smoking in bars, casinos and sports arenas is still on the back burner as one Acadian lawmaker is working to ensure businesses aren’t harmed. Rep. Dustin Miller, D-Opelousas, postponed House Bill 881 — an effort to protec
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 18, 2018 13:25
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Louisiana bars, casinos, sports arenas could be smoke free if this bill passes

If Opelousas Democratic Rep. Dustin Miller succeeds in clearing committees and both chambers, Louisiana would soon be the first Southern state to have a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law. He sidestepped a vote last week on his House Bill 881 and pr
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 17, 2018 18:59
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Vote on Louisiana smoking ban pushed to next week

A proposal to expand a no-smoking policy to casinos, bars and entertainment venues across the state has been deferred for a week, after opponents questioned whether the bill would unintentionally lead to the closure of some businesses. The measure (HB 8
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Apr 17, 2018 16:10
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