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Ouachita Parish is Going Smoke Free!

by Krystle N. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This week, the Ouachita Parish Police Jury (5-1) and the West Monroe City Council (4-1) voted in favor of ordinances that create smoke free workplaces, including bars, bingo halls and the use of electronic cigarettes. These votes follow the Monroe City Council’s September 24 vote (3-2) in favor of a similar ordinance.

As such, Ouachita Parish will officially go smoke free on January 2, 2014. This ordinance is one of the few parish or county-wide smoke free ordinances in the southeastern part of the U.S. and covers over 155,000 citizens. Thank you to all You're the Cure advocates who made this success possible!

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  • Good news.

    — Nathan T.

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