Arkansas Senate approves smoking ban
Publication Date: 4/5/2006
- Author:Associated Press
- Publication:KY3 Springfield, MO
The state Senate has approved a bill to ban smoking in most indoor workplaces statewide. The bill was approved Tuesday on a 30-4 vote. It would ban smoking in all indoor public spaces, except bars that prohibit anyone younger than 21 from entering.
Senator Tracy Steele, who co-sponsored the bill, said Arkansas is on its way to having a state that's smoke-free. He said his measure will give workers an opportunity to go to work and breathe clean air.
Along with some bars, the bill exempts tobacco shops, hotels, nursing homes and home-based businesses with fewer than three employees.