UPDATE: St. Louis County voters will decide smoking ban

Friday, August 28, 2009 | 12:39 p.m. CDT

CLAYTON — It's official. A proposed indoor smoking ban in St. Louis County is going to the voters.

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, a former smoker, announced Friday he supports the ban and that the proposal will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

KSDK reported Dooley said it was important to put the matter before the voters.

Earlier this week, the St. Louis County Council approved a bill that would ban smoking in public places with the exception of casino gaming floors and businesses with 75 percent of their sales coming from alcohol.

Dooley said that if it were up to him, he would ban it everywhere with no exceptions.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Bob Johnson August 29, 2009 | 9:24 a.m.

Be careful of the fine print on the ballot. The tax exempt American Cancer Society tricked the voters of Ohio into voting for a ban with exemptions, only to have them removed AFTER they were voter approved. If they got away with it once, you know they will do it again. Thank you American Cancer Society, we never knew all you do. The private vets clubs of Ohio who thought they were exempt according to the ballot learned what they do. I'm sure they are remembering them with with their donations and estate plans.

(Report Comment)
Bob Johnson August 29, 2009 | 9:26 a.m.

Just a reminder of the sources of the bans, more concerned with "social change" than the bans themselves:

And what the 99 million dollars was going to. Note on page seven the "inside -out", provision going for patios later, AFTER business owners spend thousands of dollars to accommodate their smoking customers, clearly showing that they have ABSOLUTLY NO CONCERN about local issues or businesses.

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.