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Group Wants Smoking Ban In Indianapolis Before Super Bowl

Smoke Free Indy is trying to convince the Indianapolis City Council and mayor to pass a tougher smoking ban before Super Bowl visitors arrive.

Cigarette pack in Indianapolis bar

Photo: Andrew (Flickr)

Smoke Free Indy says they are working with bars and restaurants that would be affected by a ban.

An anti-smoking group in Indianapolis is pushing for a tougher smoking ban in the city before Super Bowl visitors come to town.

Lindsay Grace with Smoke Free Indy says they feel a tougher smoking ban has a good chance of being passed, and they are working with the city-county council and the mayor‘s office to make sure that happens. Grace says the hope is to get a ban in place before the Super Bowl.

“We really want to make sure that when the visitors are here, that they are protected and don‘t want to have happen what happened when the big ten tournament was in town,” she says. “We had these visitors who were really surprised that you could still smoke in a city like Indianapolis.”

Grace says they will begin working with bars and other businesses affected by the ban early to make sure they are ready when visitors come to town for the big game in February

 

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  • Marie Sykes

    Guys try electronic cigarettes! see: http://www.e-smokereviews.com

  • Bruce Fox

    Surprise, surprise, 20% of the population smoke.  Smoking visitors anywhere feel like either a women, 9 months pregnant or a man with prostrate problems trying to find a bathroom, when ever they risk leaving home.  Currently that means holding off from the point they leave home, until they return home to smoke.

    Indianapolis is one of a few locals to allow smokers some relief. 

    Non-smokers have a wealth of places to visit, eat and drink throughout Marion County without the danger of encountering smoke.  Also, there are large, fully conditioned medical facilities throughout the county.  There are completely smoke free city, county, and state facilities everywhere.  Huge shopping areas without smoking. 

    Smokers don’t want to intrude on your space any more than they must.  Give them a few places to get some relief.  None of the drug companies have filed for backruptcy.

    Give it a rest.  Get a life.
     

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  • Anono2

    Smoke Free Indy? Are you planning on banning car racing, too? Those fumes are SO bad for children! And the fumes from the cars idling in miles of traffic lines to get into the parking lots! I guess that applies to the football stadium also?

    Who cares if people smoke in a few neighborhood bars? Paid for by pharma lobbyists do. Elected officials getting kickbacks from them do.

  • Anono2

    Smoke Free Indy? Are you planning on banning car racing, too? Those fumes are SO bad for children! And the fumes from the cars idling in miles of traffic lines to get into the parking lots! I guess that applies to the football stadium also?

    Who cares if people smoke in a few neighborhood bars? Paid for by pharma lobbyists do. Elected officials getting kickbacks from them do.

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