TABLE 6-2 Potential Secondhand-Smoke Exposure Reductions in Key Publicationsa

Location of Ban (Implementation Date)

Smoking Ban Details

Helena, Montana (June 5, 2002; rescinded December 3, 2002)

No prior ban mentioned

Legislation to require smoke-free workplaces and public places; suspended as a result of litigation after about 6 months

Smoking banned in restaurants, bars, other workplaces

Italy (January 10, 2005)

Ban on smoking in all indoor public places, including offices, retail shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, discotheques in Italy; provision for smoking rooms

Pueblo, Colorado (July 1, 2003)

Ban prohibiting smoking in workplaces, all public buildings (including restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, other business establishments) within city limits

Monroe County, Indiana (August 1, 2003; extended to bars January 1, 2005)

Ban in all restaurants, retail stores, workplaces; extended to previously exempt bars and clubs January 1, 2005

Bowling Green, Ohio (March 2002)

Ban in public places except bars, restaurants with bars if bars are isolated with separate smoking areas; bars, bowling alleys could allow smoking at owners’ discretion

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