Some employers are already charging different rates to smokers. Labor leaders say they worry about a trend where many health habits are legislated against.
An attorney for Indianapolis bar owners claims studies showing harm from secondhand smoke are baseless.
Supporters say the 8-foot rule may be hard to enforce, however.
Businesses that already abide by a local smoking ban must still make some changes.
The Vigo County ordinance would mirror Terre Haute’s ban that is set to go into effect July 1.
A lawsuit has been filed against the Indianapolis smoking ban that went into effect June 1.
City officials say they don't think the suit will prevent the ban from taking effect Friday.
Bars, restaurants, hotel rooms and bowling alleys will no longer allow their customers to smoke inside starting June 1st.
The Indianapolis smoking ban exempts some specialized businesses.
The proposal now goes to Mayor Ballard's desk for approval.