Austin, Ind. has banned smoking in all public places, including businesses.

Last week, the southern Indiana town banned smoking in all public places with little exception. Smoking is still allowed outside so long as it is 15 feet from entrances, windows or ventilation systems of buildings.

Austin is located in Scott County, in the southwestern part of the state. It has a population under 5,000.

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I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.