New Orleans OKs smoking ban in bars and casinos

January 23, 2015 12:35 AM

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New Orleans OKs smoking ban in bars and casinos

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – In a move to protect the health of musicians and late-night workers, the New Orleans City Council has voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls.

New Orleans had been one of the last major American cities to allow people to smoke tobacco in bars. Smoking at indoor restaurants is no longer permitted. The new ban is expected to take effect in three months.

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