Greater New Orleans Area
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Bradley D. Wellons, M.A., J.D.
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All bars and gaming venues in New Orleans are smoke-free. Venues in Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St Bernard Parishes are not
After Dark Sports Bar & Daiquiri
419 Lapalco Blvd, Gretna, LA 70056
Bad Wolf Bar and Grill
2010 O'Connor Street, Gretna, LA 70053
8751 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043
3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121
Rivershack Tavern -Gretna
714 1st St., Gretna, LA 70053
Shenanigans Kitchen and Cocktails
4612 Quincy Street, Metairie, LA 70006
Not Sure What To Say?
To help you out, we have provided a template email/letter below. Copy and paste the below copy. Make sure to change the Policy Maker name and place in your full name.
Dear Policy Maker,
As a city/town community member, I completely support making all workplaces in our city smoke-free. There are serious health risks that exist from secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke not only smells bad, but is unhealthy. It increases your risk of heart disease and people who work in these places breathe it in longer, which increases their possibility of developing lung cancer, asthma and emphysema.
This is a health and safety issue; this is not about government control. No one should be expected to work in an unsafe environment, and unfortunately bar and gaming facility employees and entertainers in city/town are forced to do so everyday. All other industries are regulated for health and safety, and smoke-free policies provide that same protection for service industry employees and entertainers.
I understand the concern about profit, but studies have shown in cities where smoke-free policies have gone into effect that there has been no negative impact on the bottom line. In fact, going smoke-free actually improved business in some instances. It is also likely that more people will start going to these places once they are smoke-free because they can breathe easier and not go home smelling like smoke.
I encourage our policymakers to take this necessary step in city/town to protect the health of employees, musicians and customers in all industries, by making city/town 100% smoke-free.
First & Last Name
Local Support Materials
Show your support for smoke-free workplace for everyone.
What you need to know about the residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco.
The facts about Covid-19 and secondhand smoke.
See how secondhand smoke impacts your community.
How Jefferson Parish Residents really feel about Healthier Air for All
Jukebox Nola and Whiskey Cowboy Saloon invite you to help celebrate 5 years of being smoke-free in Jefferson Parish