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[Louisiana] Metro Council narrowly rejects smoking ban for bars, casinos; long debate touches on health, morality, business climate

A monthslong campaign to ban smoking in Baton Rouge’s casinos and bars was extinguished Wednesday, when the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council came one vote short of passing the ordinance. A 2½-hour debate about the pros and cons of banning smoking a
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 14, 2016 16:52
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[Louisiana] VIDEO: Metro Council kills smoking ban proposal

Baton Rouge Metro Council killed a proposal that would have banned smoking in all businesses, including bars and casinos.
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Apr 14, 2016 01:17
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[Louisiana] Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300K in advertising to push for full smoking ban

In the six months since it began campaigning to make East Baton Rouge Parish completely smoke-free, the Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300,000 on a media campaign to educate residents about the dangers of secondhand smoke, coalition member L
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Apr 4, 2016 17:56
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[Louisiana] James Gill: Smoking bans all the rage in New Orleans -- and now in Baton Rouge too

You’d think from some of the more hysterical propaganda that the slightest whiff of secondhand smoke could kill you on the spot, but perhaps alarmism is required to persuade the public to accept the notion of behavior modification through government dikt
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 27, 2016 00:16
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[Louisiana] Want to quit for free? Try what 50,000 Louisianians already have!

If you haven’t heard about the Smoking Cessation Trust, here’s the 411 on the program that has now surpassed 50,000 registered Louisianians (as of March 21st). Oh, and it’s free!
WGNO ABC26News (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 26, 2016 16:46
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Smoking Cessation Trust Reaches Major Milestone with More Than 50,000 Louisiana Residents Now Registered

Now in the fourth year of its 10-year program, the Smoking Cessation Trust crossed a major milestone this week by exceeding 50,000 applicants (50,014, as of March 21), who have made the commitment to do one of the hardest things they will probably ever d
The Creole
added Mar 25, 2016 22:41
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[Louisiana] Proposed ordinance to ban smoking in East Baton Rouge Parish bars and casinos set for April 13 vote

Half of the Metro Council has co-sponsored an ordinance to ban smoking in bars and casinos in East Baton Rouge Parish, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal will gain the final vote needed to pass. Before the council convened Wednesday, propone
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 24, 2016 15:16
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[Louisiana] Metro Council taking up smoking ban for Baton Rouge bars, casinos but will it to pass?

An ordinance that would ban smoking in Baton Rouge’s casinos and bars is finally headed to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council after a campaign launched in late January. The Metro Council should vote on the ordinance in April, and it already has f
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 19, 2016 01:49
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[Louisiana] Metro Council taking up smoking ban for Baton Rouge bars, casinos but will it to pass?

An ordinance that would ban smoking in Baton Rouge’s casinos and bars is finally headed to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council after a campaign launched in late January. The Metro Council should vote on the ordinance in April, and it already has f
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 18, 2016 22:44
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[Louisiana] Governor signs cigarette tax increase

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed the higher cigarette tax into law. The governor's office says Edwards signed Act 4 – HB 14 which levies an additional tax on cigarettes. The measure places an additional tax of 22¢ on each pack of 20 cigare
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 15, 2016 23:01
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