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Evansville Council Unsure of Smoking Ban’s Future

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP): Members of Evansville's City Council say they're still considering what to do next since the Indiana Supreme Court threw out the city's smoking ban ordinance two weeks ago.
The court ruled in a 3-2 decision that the city couldn't spare the Tropicana Evansville casino from the smoking ban that included all other businesses, including bars and private clubs.
Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley tells The Evansville Courier & Press she would support a smoking ban that included the casino, but doesn't know whether enough other council members would join her.
Smokefree Communities director Julie Phillips is urging the council to include the casino in a new ban. She says that would address the Supreme Court's ruling that exempting the casino wrongly gave it privileges not available to other businesses.

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