Judge upholds Indy’s smoke-free law

(WTHI Photo, file)
(WTHI Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The smoke-free law in Indianapolis was upheld in court this week.

On Monday, a Marion County Superior Court judge upheld the smoke-free ordinance, that went into effect in 2012. It was passed by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council.

Katy Ellis Hilts, chair of Smoke Free Indy, which is a coalition dedicated to reducing secondhand smoke and tobacco usage, released the following statement Tuesday morning:

Smoke Free Indy is pleased by the order of the court upholding the smoke-free ordinance that went into effect in 2012. It has been well established across the United States that smoke-free laws are constitutional and well within the scope of power of our elected officials.

We would like to thank the many individuals, organizations and groups that are committed to a smoke-free community as well as the City of Indianapolis Corporation Counsel for their hard work and dedication defending the smoke-free ordinance.

Smoke Free Indy continues to work with community leaders as we strive toward a 100 percent smoke-free community.

 

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