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Indiana smoking ban now in effect

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INDIANAPOLIS - If you live in Indiana or visit restaurants or businesses there, you'll notice signs going up at public places about the new statewide smoking ban.

The ban went into effect Sunday, July 1 for most workplaces and public places.

The law makes it illegal to light up in indoor public spaces. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the statewide indoor smoking ban into law Sunday morning.

There are many exceptions to the smoking ban, including bars, taverns, casinos, cigar and hookah bars, tobacco shops and cigar manufacturers.

Hoosiers can also smoke at private clubs, but only in designated rooms with separate ventilation systems.

There are 39 other states that already ban smoking in public spaces.

The ban is already being challenged in court.


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