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Indianapolis Smoking Ban Fight Goes To Court Wednesday


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Indianapolis' smoking ban is more restrictive than the statewide ban which went into effect July 1.

A pre-trial hearing in the case against Indianapolis’ smoking ban is set for Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court.

Attorney Mark Small says studies citing the dangers of second-hand smoke are completely without merit. Small represents eleven Indianapolis bars seeking a stay against the city’s recently-expanded smoking ban. The city is asking the court to dismiss the entire case.

The city of Evansville currently faces a similar charge from business owners there.

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