St. Louis Smokers and Non-Smokers to Face off March 17
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Former Federal Reserve economist Michael Pakko (neutral), will discuss the potential financial impact of a smoking law.
Organizers haven't made it clear whether the debate centers on a ban in St. Louis city or St. Louis County, but the mayors of Clayton, Creve Coeur, Olivette, Overland and University City in St. Louis County have thrown their support behind a county-wide ban. In St. Louis city, Mayor Francis Slay has come out against a city-wide ban on smoking. Illinois passed a statewide indoor smoking ban on January 1, 2008, though that law's been broken plenty of times.