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It’s rare that all five members of Ruston’s Board of Aldermen attempt to talk at once, but in February, when Mayor Ronny Walker asked who would like to introduce an ordinance that bans smoking and vaping in public places, workplaces and a list of other indoor and outdoor locations, every alderman offered up a hand.

That’s why it came as no surprise Monday when Ruston became the 21st governmental subdivision in Louisiana to enact a no-smoking ordinance. The ordinance tracks the state’s Smoke-Free Air Act.

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