Four years after voters approved a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces, support for that ban is stronger than it was then. The organization SmokeFreeOhio says a poll it conducted shows 69%of Ohioans still like the indoor smoking ban, which passed with 60% of the vote in 2006. John Hoctor with the American Cancer Society says this poll shows complaints about the ban don't have widespread support.
Meanwhile, a Columbus bar says it will take the ban to the Ohio Supreme Court. Zeno's has racked up more than $33,000 in fines for violations of the smoking ban. An appeals court says the owners of Zeno's repeatedly and intentionally violated the law, though a previous court had ruled the bar couldn't be held responsible for the actions of its patrons.