Smoke Free Law Discussion To Be Held June 21

Information concerning Indiana’s Smoke Free Law will be provided next Thursday, June 21 at the Bass Lake Community Center. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., and information will be available on what the law covers, who enforces the law, who to contact with complaints, and who to contact with questions.

One question that is anticipated is whether or not bars and taverns can allow smoking. According to the new law that will begin July 1, bars and taverns may allow smoking provided they meet certain requirements.

Other portions of the law that may be discussed include how far from a public place people can smoke, and according to the law, smokers must be at least eight feet from the entrance. Whether or not smoking is permitted in private vehicles is also a popular topic, and the law states smoking is permitted in private vehicles that are not owned by government.

The information session next Thursday is sponsored by the Tobacco Free Coalition.