Smoking Ban Passes In O’Fallon, Missouri

Michael Calhoun

O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOX) – Add O’Fallon, Missouri to the list of towns where cigarettes aren’t welcome in bars and restaurants.

73-percent voted yes.

Craig Boring, with the American Cancer Society, hopes it sends a message to St. Charles County leaders.

“I think they’ll see that the momentum is going that way,” he said at a gathering of supporters. “O’Fallon is really a leader in the St. Charles County area, so I think they’ll take the hint.”

O’Fallon joins Lake St. Louis as the second city in St. Charles County to enact a smoking ban.

Boring said the ban is comprehensive, without any of the controversial exceptions like those enacted in St. Louis County.

Webb City and Springfield, Missouri residents did the same, while voters in Cape Girardeau rejected a smoking ordinance.

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Comments

One Comment

  1. Bill Hannegan says:

    Councilman Pepper and the RFT raise serious questions about the funding of the Prop S campaign by the American Cancer Society and Tobacco Free St. Louis. Clearly Tobacco Free St. Louis has violated its 501c3 status.
    http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2011/04/ofallon_councilman_smoking_ban_jim_pepper.php#comments

  2. Rachel Faulkner says:

    AWESOME!!!

  3. smoke free MO says:

    I think it should be up to each individual bar or restaurant owner and not governed by local or state municipalities. I’m a non smoker and if I don’t want to work or enter an establishment that is smoker friendly I don’t have to.

  4. tj says:

    Wonderful organization and great voters to come out and see to it that the ban is enacted!

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