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The City of Lafayette Officially Goes Smoke-Free

Today, August 1, 2017, the City of Lafayette officially became smoke-free by enacting and beginning enforcement of the smoke-free ordinance the City-Parish Council passed on April 18th.

The fourth largest city in Louisiana, Lafayette now stands among 12 other municipalities as a role model to the rest of the state on how to protect the health of their communities. The smoke-free measure, passed by Councilmembers Kenneth Boudreaux, Liz Webb Hebert, Kevin Naquin, Pat Lewis, Nanette Cook, Jay Castile and Bruce Conque, ensures that all employees, including bartenders, gaming facility employees, and entertainers will be protected from the dangerous health effects of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

“Lafayette joins eleven Louisiana communities and more than 1,200 municipalities nationwide that have gone smoke-free today,” said Rene Stansbury, Regional Manager, Greater Lafayette area, for TFL. “This ordinance is about protecting health, plain and simple, and I want to thank the City-Parish Councilmembers for taking a stand for the health for all in Lafayette.”

To read the full statement, click here.

Recent coverage:

KATC-TV: Lafayette smokers and non-smokers ready for a breath of fresh air
KLFY-TV: Smoking ordinance starts Tuesday in Lafayette
KADN-TV: Smoking Ordinance Takes Effect Tuesday
KLFY-TV: Lafayette mayor-president gives no smoking ordinance final approval
Hot 107.9 FM: Lafayette Becomes 11th Louisiana City To Pass Smoke-Free Ordinance
The Acadiana Advocate: Lafayette council bans smoking in bars, after rejecting similar ban in 2015