(KMOV) -- A new city-wide smoking ban in Creve Coeur now grandfathers in private clubs, like the American Legion hall, and cigar bars as exempt from the ban. The ban now prohibits smoking in public places where there are employees present. This also bans smoking 15 feet away from the entrances to these businesses.
Creve Coeur veterans pushed lawmakers to take this key provision away at the last minute, which would have prevented smoking in private clubs.
Creve Coeur lawmakers originally wanted to go further than the county-wide smoking ban, which goes into effect this January.