INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A town hall meeting is scheduled Tuesday night to discuss thefuture of smoking ban laws in Marion County and the state.
This is the second of three town hall style meetings to discussthis issue.
Right now in Marion County there is a smoking ban in most workplaces, but not all. People can still smoke in restaurants andbars. On the state level a similar bill has been passed in theHouse and is currently in the hands of the Senate.
But there are still many people who want smoking to be banned inall workplaces, including restaurants, bars and casinos.
"This isn't just about a single bill. This is a movement so ifwe don't get what we want out of the session this year, we'll comeback next year and we will keep coming back year after year.Hopefully the policy makers realize that everyone in Indianadeserves a smoke free work place and not just some people," saidTim Feller with Smoke Free Indiana.
"The ILBA, the Indiana License Beverage Association, has made itvery clear that if you are working in a bar currently where smokingis allowed and you do not want to be working a bar where smoking isallowed then they will help you find a job in a facility that isnon smoking because there are jobs out there in bars right now,"said Ed Coleman (L), City-County Councillor.
Representatives from the ILBA and Smoke Free Indiana will be atTuesday night's meeting to answer qustions.
The meeting will begin downtown at 6 p.m. at the MarionCounty Public Library at 40 St. Clair Street.
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