Smoke Free Indy recently announced that the smoke-free ordinance passed las year by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council was upheld when presented to a federal judge.
According to the group, courts across the United States have consistently ruled in favor of laws like these that protect workers and patrons from the effects of secondhand smoke.
“We’re grateful to the many people who have supported efforts to pass this law over the years, and we’re especially grateful to Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis for vigorously defending the ordinance in court.”
Smoke Free Indy is a coalition of state and local public health organizations, community-based organizations, physicians, businesses, schools, the faith community, and Marion County residents dedicated to reducing secondhand smoke, tobacco usage and tobacco initiation through education, prevention and advocacy. For more information visit: www.smokefreeindy.com.
Sources: Inside INdiana Business, Smoke Free Indy