Gov. Mitch Daniels signed House Enrolled Act 1149, the state’s first-ever smoking ban, into law Monday in his Statehouse office. The smoking ban takes effect July 1.

Under the new law, smoking is prohibited in all indoor public spaces except bars and taverns, casinos, cigar and hookah bars, tobacco shops and cigar manufacturers.

Hoosiers will be allowed to smoke at private clubs, such as American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars halls, but only in designated rooms with separate ventilation systems, and in home-based businesses if there are no non-family employees.



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