For the third year in a row an effort to create a smoking ban in St. Charles County is underway.
The St. Charles County Council began considering a bill Monday night that would restrict indoor smoking, but exempt any establishment that requires customers be at least 21-years-old. That provision would mean people could continue to light up in many bars and gambling areas.
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Councilman Joe Cronin is the bill’s sponsor and said a ban is critical to protecting public health.