St. The Louis County’s health department is launching a media campaign costing more than a quarter million dollars aimed at the exemptions currently provided by the county’s smoking ban. They say they aren’t allowed to lobby for legislation, but concede this sounds a lot like a political campaign.
If it sounds like a political campaign, it is a political campaign. There are 148 exemptions in St. Louis and the Health Department just can’t stand the thought that people can actually smoke indoors. No one is forcing anyone from going in or working in these bars. The very workers that the Health Department says they want to protect are the very workers who will be out of a job!