At Tuesday's work session of the St. Charles City Council, the council will discuss a possible Smoke Free Air Act.
A city memo dated Feb. 2, 2013 from Mayor Sally Faith asked council members to take a look at a review of other city and county laws and the exemptions allowed. "We anticipate that the potential exemptions will be the matters of most interest in the community," the memo states.
Among the exemptions considered will be:
- Casino areas. (Same as St. Louis County)
- Any location that restricts access to anyone under the age of 21. (Same as St. Louis County, St. Louis City, O'Fallon and Lake Saint Louis)
- Locations that have a separate, enclosed, ventilated smoking area
- Private clubs (Same as St. Louis County, St. Louis City, O'Fallon and Lake Saint Louis)
- Smoking-designated rooms in hotels and motels (Same as St. Louis County, St. Louis City, O'Fallon and Lake Saint Louis)
- Cigar bars
- Retail tobacco stores that prohibit entry by anyone under the age of 18
- Commercial vehicles occupied solely by the operator
- Indoor sports arenas with a separete, enclosed and ventilated smoking area
- Private homes and motor vehicles unless used for day care/child care
- Non-enclosed public places (patios, porches, decks) as long as smoke can't get into prohibited areas.
- Bowling alleys
- Places that serve alcohol but do not serve food