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Missouri court upholds constitutionality of smokefree parks ordinance

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The US District Court of Appeals For the 8th Circuit, which represents Eastern Missouri, upheld the lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit involving a plaintiff who challenged a city ordinance in Clayton that prohibits outdoor smoking in city parks. Both court decisions support the right of municipalities to pass ordinances restricting smoking in outdoor public places. Read the November 8, 2012 court decision from the case.

Visit GASP’s webpage on Smokefree Outdoor Environments to learn more about the proliferation of outdoor smoking bans.