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Illinois smoking ban: Some bars give smokers a sanctuary

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/11/2009

Angie Leventis Lourgos and Jackie Bange

"The air was hazy and the ashtrays were full on a recent night at the Crowbar Inc. tavern on the Southeast Side, despite Illinois' nearly 2-year-old indoor smoking ban. "Patrons say they like it that way. They're even willing to pay a little extra to light up. "Owner Pat Carroll said his customers -- smokers and nonsmokers alike -- contribute to a "smoking fund" canister that often sits on the bar, to subsidize the fines he's incurred for flouting the law. "Carroll said he's been ticketed twice and paid at least $680. He fears that if he forbids smoking, his cigar-and-cigarette crowd would switch to bars that permit smoking just a few blocks away in Indiana." Read on...
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"Illinois smoking ban: Some bars give smokers a sanctuary", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 21/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/illinois-smoking-ban-some-bars-give-smokers-a-sanctuary