New Orleans Passes Smoking Ban in Bars and Casinos

January 23, 2015 3:39 AM

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New Orleans Passes Smoking Ban in Bars and Casinos

The New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a ban on smoking in bars and gambling halls on Thursday.

The law will take effect in about three months, the Associated Press reports. While owners of bars and casinos expressed concerns that the ban would hurt business, city officials decided the health of musicians and others exposed to secondhand smoke while working in those establishments is paramount...

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