Proposed statewide smoking ban fails
Publication Date: 4/13/2005
- Author:Adam Wallworth
- Publication:Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bradford’s bill, which he renamed the Dr. Fay Boozman Clean Air in Restaurants for a Healthier Arkansas Act, would have prohibited tobacco smoke in restaurants statewide.
The late Boozman had supported the bill and was involved in previous attempts to ban tobacco smoke statewide. With the failure of the bill, Fayetteville is left as the only major Arkansas city to have a ban on indoor tobacco smoke, though cities such as Pine Bluff and Little Rock are still pursuing similar bans. "That’s the situation," Bradford said. "It’s not good news, but at least it’s the first time it’s ever been out of committee and on the floor, and at least we made a little progress."