For July 1, 2008. That's the day that I'll finally be able to go to a restaurant with my family and not have to choke down smoke with our meal!
The Iowa State Legislature FINALLY passed a ban on smoking in public places. They did, however exempt Casino gambling floors and the Veteran's home, 2 places I don't ever go. Surprisingly, though, it came by a slim vote because it was not a total ban...I guess some felt it was unjustly inequal.
Frankly, I really don't care if the casinos did get partial treatment. I'd rather have smoke in the Casinos and the ability to breathe everywhere else than have smoke everywhere.