ST. PETERS — A St. Louis suburb has outlawed tobacco spitting in public.
St. Peters' aldermanic board on Thursday night voted to ban public tobacco spitting in city buildings and nearby sidewalks. People will still be able to spit in trash cans, sinks and toilets.
The city's mayor welcomed the ban after seeing a man spit tobacco juice on the sidewalk in front of city hall.
KMOV-TV reports that the ban is the first of its kind in the St. Louis area.