A proposed expansion to the existing smoking ban in Abbeville brought before the city council on Tuesday night was aimed squarely at bars and bingo halls, and the council gave it a 4-0 unanimous approval.
News of the vote was first reported by KATC.com. The city has not posted the ordinance on its website.
The current smoking ban was passed in 2014 and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 with the exemption for bars, bingo halls and gaming facilities in place.
Abbeville has approximately 12,500 residents and is located 150 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles southwest of Baton Rouge.