Archive for Saturday, December 10, 2011

25 years ago: Smoking ordinance gets first reading

December 10, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 10, 1986:

Lawrence city commissioners were scheduled to consider the first reading of an ordinance restricting smoking in the workplace and other public areas. If passed, the restrictions would not be enforced for six months in order to allow offices and businesses to comply. The ordinance would have banned or limited smoking in such places as elevators, restrooms, public meeting rooms, grocery and retail stores, banks, and restaurants with a seating capacity of more than 30 people. It also would have allowed smoking in no more than 50 percent of a workplace area, leaving it up to the employer to decide where designated smoking areas should be.


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