It is not unreasonable to expect the City to take the lead in progressive policies in the region -- and one way you can do that is by discussing, modifying as necessary, and passing Alderwoman Lyda Krewson's smoke-free bill. Nothing quite says "regressive place to live" to young people like resisting a change already made in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.Krewson's bill had its first reading last week before the board. As the bill currently reads, it would only go into effect if (or when) the St. Louis County Council also passes a smoking ban.
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