Smoking ban issues rise in St. Charles

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Posted on November 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 14 at 9:26 AM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- Whether St. Charles County joins the growing list of St. Louis-area places that ban smoking may be up to the voters to decide.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/rpalc6) reports that Republican county councilman Joe Cronin wants a vote of the people on the smoking ban, and on a second issue related to smoking: whether casinos should be excluded from any smoking bans.

The seven-member council on Monday will decide if the measures should be placed on the ballot.
St. Louis city and county recently implemented smoking bans, as have some smaller municipalities, including O'Fallon in St. Charles County.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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