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Bills would ban smoking statewide in restaurants, taxis

Publication Date: 2/22/2005
  • Author:John Fritze
  • Publication:Indianapolis (IN) Star

Smoking would be restricted in restaurants, taxicabs, buses and bus stops across Indiana under two proposals to be heard by lawmakers today.

The proposed statewide smoking prohibitions will be considered as Indianapolis officials separately ponder a controversial ban for restaurants, bars and parks for the state's largest city.

Ten states ban smoking in public places to shield workers such as waitresses and bartenders -- as well as nonsmoking patrons -- from second-hand smoke...