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Senate OKs local smoking bans

Publication Date: 2007-03-15
  • Publication:The Des Moines Register

Cities and counties could choose to ban smoking in restaurants and bars under a bill that took a big step in the Legislature on Wednesday.

The Senate voted to allow local governments to adopt anti-smoking ordinances that are more strict than state law.

Des Moines and 12 other cities have discussed the idea, according to the Iowa League of Cities.