St. Louis Board of Aldermen Passes Smoking Ban

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The St. Louis Board of Aldermen ended a three-and-a-half hour debate this afternoon and approved 20-7 a bill to ban smoking in most bars and restaurants in St. Louis.

The amended bill excludes casinos and bars smaller than 2,000 square feet in size.

Those voting against that ban were:
  • Ken Ortmann - Ward 9
  • Fred Wessels - Ward 13
  • Stephen Gregali - Ward 14
  • Frank Williamson - Ward 26
  • Samuel Moore - Ward 4
  • Bill Waterhouse - Ward 24
  • Matt Villa - Ward 11

More details to come later...

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