HOUMA, Louisiana — Despite a new, well-publicized smoking ban in New Orleans, smoking regulations in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes will likely stay at the status quo for now.
Parish and city officials tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1e30rFa) there currently isn't much local interest in a smoking ban like the one passed unanimously by the New Orleans City Council in January that stopped patrons from lighting up in bars and casinos.
Thibodaux Councilman Gene Richard, a former smoker, says when he was a smoker that freedom was near and dear to his heart.
Terrebonne Parish Councilman Daniel Babin says he encourages residents to voice their opinions if a smoking ordinance is proposed.
As of April 1, the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, was banned on many Terrebonne Parish government properties.
Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com
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