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Possible amendments to Springfield's smoking ban could allow smoking inside certain businesses and clubs
Springfield's smoking ban could change Monday night if city council members approve amendments to the Smokefree Air Act that passed last year. Possible amendments include exemptions for electronic cigarettes, smoking during theatrical performances, bingo halls and tobacco shops that existed before the ban took place. The owners of Just For Him are "cautiously optimistic" city council members will allow smoking once again inside tobacco shops. Members of a local American Legion Post say if amendments pass nothing changes for them.
Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup
May 7, 2012