- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Residents will get a chance to voice their opinions on a proposal to ban smoking in bars in New Iberia.

The Daily Iberian reports (https://bit.ly/1cv3cxH ) that the City Council wants to hear from residents and businesses at a public hearing on the proposed ban Tuesday.

Business owner Barry Guillotte owns several bars in downtown New Iberia and he opposes a ban. He said if there is a ban it should be imposed across the parish and not just within the city limits of New Iberia. He is worried that a ban within the city would hurt businesses like his because people would go to bars outside the city limits.

In April New Orleans passed a ban on smoking in bars and that has prompted other cities to consider similar bans.


Information from: The Daily Iberian, https://www.iberianet.com

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