CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County's smoking ban is only three weeks old, but county executive Charlie Dooley is already seeking to make it tougher.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Dooley has called the many exemptions to the smoking ban "unacceptable." He plans to meet perhaps as early as Tuesday with the County Council to try and remove some of those exemptions.
St. Louis city and county both began smoking bans on Jan. 2. Dooley told the Post-Dispatch in an interview that there are 110 exemptions, and he says that's too many. Asked if one possibility was removing all exemptions and implementing a complete ban, Dooley said, "Everything will be on the table."