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The Great Chicago Smoking Ban

Whether you're breathing easy or still huffing and puffing over the smoking ban, listen in for a conversation on how the ban will soon affect life in the Windy City.  
Chicago's smoking ban (first phase), which took effect Jan. 16, 2006, prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces, all restaurants without a bar area, all restaurant areas more than 15 feet from the bar counter, all public places such as government buildings and shopping malls, all public lobbies, all reception areas and other common areas, recreational areas, and within 15 feet of the entrance to all enclosed public places. The second phase, which will take effect on July 1, 2008, includes all bars and taverns.

Taking place each month, In the K/Now is a series which explores contemporary issues affecting life in Chicago.
Recorded Thursday, November 01, 2007 at Chicago History Museum.

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