In 2008, Iowa passed the Smokefree Air Act who prohibited smoking in most of Iowa’s workplaces, including bars. 3 years later, 79% of Iowa voters believe that Iowa is now a better place to live, work and raise a family because of the Smokefree Air Act.
Support of the Smokefree Air Act remains high. The Iowa Senate Democrats are still in full support of the Act and as we mentioned in a previous post, there is movement to extend to Act to cover casinos.
HB 1018 is now to be heard in the Senate Policy Committee. We can only hope that our Senate views this issue as favorably as the Iowa Senate.