On Tuesday, the Shreveport City Council will take up a measure that would expand the city’s smoking ban to cover most businesses, as well as parks and playgrounds.

The proposal would ban smoking in most of the city’s businesses, with notable exceptions of caisinos, cigar lounges and hookah lounges. Bars would be included in the smoking ban.

Grayson Boucher and John Nickelson—the two councilmen behind the proposal—are using the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic to help promote the bill’s passage.

Vaping would be included in the smoking ban.

Shreveport is located in the northwest corner of the state, less than 15 miles from the Texas border. It has a population of around 200,000 residents.

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