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Evanston smoking ban: So far, so good 

Jump to full article: Casper (WY) Star-Tribune, 2007-12-30
Author: JEFF GEARINO Southwest Wyoming bureau


EVANSTON -- Smokers are braving subzero cold, pedestrians are avoiding smokers on sidewalks, and everybody's stepping over butts littering entrances to bars and restaurants in Evanston these days.

But generally, people here are learning to live with the new smoking ordinance that went into effect in September, officials said.

The new law bans smoking in all buildings used by the public, including bars, taverns and private clubs.

"There's just a few courtesy issues that need to be worked out ... but so far (residents) haven't made a big deal out of it," said John Porter, Chamber of Commerce president and owner of Porter's Fireworks and Liquor Store.

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