Missouri lawmakers propose smoke ban

JEFFERSON CITY Mo. A bipartisan bill in the Missouri House of Representatives proposes a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants and bars, among other enclosed public and employment places, and in some outdoor settings.

The measure, House Bill 1766, is sponsored by Walt Bivins, R-St. Louis, and has 19 co-sponsors, including Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur.

Passage of the bill would make Missouri the 31st state, as well as the

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