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Lawmakers push for a smoke-free Louisiana

Publication Date: 2019-04-01
  • Author:WAFB9 Staff
  • Publication:WAFB9

A legislative committee is working on a smoke-free plan for the State of Louisiana...

In 2007, Louisiana's Smoke-Free Air Act went into effect, prohibiting smoking in most public areas, including workplaces, universities, and restaurants, but it did not include bars and gaming facilities. A recent study found the act doesn't go far enough to protect all of Louisiana's workers from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke...