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Indiana's smoking ban goes into effect, worries some businesses

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana's smoking ban is now in effect, forcing people outside public places if they want to light up.

People have to walk 8 feet away from the entrance to smoke.

The law clears the air for people in places like bowling alleys but exempts bars, clubs, and casinos.

Many people believe the smoking ban is good news for bowling alleys because they attract a lot of families and kids.

But others say it will hurt business.

Mark Raggard, the manager of Blackiston Bowl, worries the inconvenience will send people to the bar next door.

Raggard says, "I don't like it, it's putting me at a disadvantage for my bar. I think that if other bars can smoke, why can't my bar smoke."

Lawmakers say they implemented the smoking ban to protect the health of employees of businesses where smoking was allowed.



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