Clayton passes smoking ban

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | 11:24 a.m. CDT

CLAYTON — The St. Louis County seat of Clayton has become the third city in the region to ban smoking in public places.

The ban approved Tuesday becomes effective next July. It will prohibit smoking indoors, but not outside.

The ban was approved despite strong opposition from some businesses, particularly restaurants and bars. There will be a few exceptions where smoking is allowed, such as tobacco shops and 20 percent of hotel rooms.


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Charles Dudley Jr July 15, 2009 | 11:41 a.m.

Good for them in passing this.

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