Chicago passes smoking ban in City
Chicago City Council has followed New York, Boston, LA and Dublin in banning smoking
from public places. Smoking will be barred from nearly every public place in the city, from concert arena's and sports stadiums to building lobbies and shopping malls. The ban takes effect on January 16th but the ruling didn't go as far as to ban smoking in freestanding bars and taverns, or within 15 feet of any restaurant bar, not until July 1st, 2008 anyway.
It will be interesting to see what impact this has. I have to say on "the smell my clothes in the morning test", they rarely ever smell of smoke bad as they did when I lived in London. And I can't remember the last time (probably in London) when I was asked in a restaurant if I wanted a smoking or non-smoking table.