Officials to discuss smoke-free ordinance Friday
BATON ROUGE- Officials will be holding a press conference regarding the smoke-free ordinance going into effect June 1.
The Smoke-Free East Baton Rouge Coalition, members of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council, representatives from the office of Mayor Broome, spokespersons for the Baton Rouge Police Department, and smoke-free supporters are all expected to be at the event.
The briefing will take place Friday at 10:30 a.m. at The Bulldog on Perkins Road.
The new ordinance extends the 2007 statewide smoke-free law to include previously exempt businesses such as bars and casinos. Last August, the EBRSO and Metro Council voted to join a number of smoke-free cities by passing a comprehensive, smoke-free ordinance guaranteeing workers throughout the parish the right to breath clean air.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Family mourns the loss of two brothers who died from coronavirus complications
Gov. Edwards: 'logjam' in testing responsible for this week's daily COVID-19 case...
Bagpipers celebrate first responders on the frontlines of COVID-19
Strawberry farmers take major hit as coronavirus crisis crushes sales; festivals postponed
Delivery company donates much-needed supplies to Baton Rouge hospitals