Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Still smokin' in Indy

The social libertarian streak in me is quite pleased. I think the council is just trying to delay this proposal so that it will lose steam and die before they have to reach a controversial vote. I don't think the anti-smoking lobby will go away though as they have bought several full page ads in the Star.

Smokers get indefinite reprieve

Close council vote sends proposed ban back to committee for additional study.

A proposed smoking ban for Indianapolis was sent back to the City-County Council's Children's Health and Environment Committee.

No date has been scheduled for the next committee hearing on the measure, but a council official said it probably would take at least two months to bring it back for a vote.

Ashtrays can stay on the tables at Indianapolis restaurants for at least a few more months after officials delayed a decision Monday on whether to impose a workplace smoking ban.



Blogger lemming said...

Please forgive the unintentional pun, but I;m not holding my breath on this one...

May 10, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Yeah, I think it will just blow away.

May 12, 2005  

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