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Study shows smoke-free bars, restaurants have cleaner air

Publication Date: 2005-03-08
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:The Courier-Journal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A study shows that the air in some Louisville bars and restaurants has 17 times as much pollution as similar places in Lexington, where a smoking ban has been enforced for 10 months.

The results of the study, done by University of Kentucky and researchers from the Louisville Metro Health Department and an anti-smoking group, has become the rallying cry for people seeking a ban on smoking in public places in Louisville.

The Jefferson County Medical Society, which published the study results in its magazine Louisville Medicine, is asking the Louisville Metro Council to pass an ordinance banning smoking in public places and businesses.