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Smoking Ban in Arkansas?

July 28, 2003 - Posted at 7:08 a.m. CDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  -- Many cities around the state, and the nation, are looking at whether to restrict smoking.

The City Council in Bryant was planning to consider a smoking ban in public places at its meeting tonight.

And in Fayetteville, restaurant and bar owners have organized opposition to a proposed ban on smoking there. The ban being considered by the Fayetteville City Council would be among the more stringent in the nation.

It would ban smoking not only in restaurants but in bars and the workplace. Council members say discussions on a ban should continue at the council's meeting next week, ahead of a vote on August 19th.

Most Arkansas cities already restrict smoking in municipal buildings. Smoking in state buildings and at public schools is banned by state law.

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