Terrebonne, Lafourche officials: Not much interest in smoking ban like one in New Orleans


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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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