Smoking bans approved in Jefferson City, Fulton

Stan Cowan writes down numbers as Felicia Poettgen receives the final results of Fulton’s vote at the Smokefree Jefferson City watch party Tuesday at O’Donoghues Steaks & Seafood.

Stan Cowan writes down numbers as Felicia Poettgen receives the final results of Fulton’s vote at the Smokefree Jefferson City watch party Tuesday at O’Donoghues Steaks & Seafood. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

When the dust settled after Tuesday night’s election, Jefferson City voters made it known that they want clearer air in their bars and restaurants by passing the city’s smoking ban with 58 percent of the vote.

The ban, which will officially go into effect in February, passed by a 7,208-5,248 margin, according to complete, but unofficial, results.

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Meanwhile, patrons of Fulton businesses soon will be breathing smoke-free air after Fresh Air Fulton’s question to prohibit smoking in enclosed places of employment — including restaurants and bars — won a close race Tuesday with 53.85 percent of the yes vote.



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