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Antismoking measure resurfaces

Publication Date: 2007-01-23
  • Author:Mason Kerns
  • Publication:Daily Iowan

Currently, exemptions to Iowa law allow indoor smoking at private establishments, such as eateries and hotel ballrooms, as long as the businesses adhere to proper ventilation standards and designate nonsmoking sections. But a recycled state proposal, sponsored by Rep. Ro Foege, D-Mount Vernon, would allow Iowa City and Johnson County officials to repeal this exception and invoke additional smoking bans at their discretion.