Smoke-Free Law Information Session To Be Held Today

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the new statewide smoking ban will be presented in an informational session today from 2 – 3 p.m. ET at the Winamac VFW, and a town hall meeting will take place at the Bass Lake Community Center at 6 p.m.

Attendees will be educated about the new law, how it affects all businesses in Starke and Pulaski Counties and any questions will be answered. On July 1, most Indiana businesses will be required to be smoke-free and to post signs indicating that it is a smoke-free facility. Smoking will not be allowed in places of employment, public places, state-owned vehicles and school buses.

Rachelle Back, Regional Director for the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission of the Indiana State Department of Health, Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch, and Sherry Fagner, Environmental Health Specialist of Pulaski County, will discuss the law and answer any questions.

For more information, visit the Alcohol Tobacco Commission’s website at