The CEO of Gary's two casinos says a proposed smoking ban would cost the northwestern Indiana city revenue by driving gamblers to other casinos.
The partial Kokomo smoking ban allowed 21 and over bars and restaurants the option of allowing smoking.
The new rules will prohibit smoking within 20 feet of buildings and reserved seating entrances.
Several cities around the state have local ordinances tougher than the statewide smoking ban adopted in 2012 that exempts bars and casinos.
The expanded South Bend smoking ban ordinance takes effect Tuesday after winning City Council approval in March.
Smoking is prohibited in most places at Purdue, but there are 21 designated smoking areas around the campus.
Although research is still new, a growing number of scientists say there are environmental dangers that linger even after people put cigarettes out.
The board held a public meeting Wednesday night to take public comment on the issue.
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Legislators will debate over Indiana's smoking ban; the House could vote on a bill about the approval of disease therapies. Read more in our morning roundup.