Fox 2 News anchor, Ms. Randi Naughton, interviewed Martin Pion, Missouri GASP president, at around 7:20 am today (Wednesday, December 15, 2009) about Lambert Airport’s smoking rooms and how smokers would cope without them.
Ald. Lyda Krewson
Come January 2011, Lambert’s smoking rooms will close as part of the recently-enacted St. Louis City smoke-free air ordinance, sponsored by Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, Ward 28. The city ordinance was dependent on a similar St. Louis County ordinance being adopted by public vote, which happened when county voters approved Proposition N by a 2 to 1 margin on November 3, 2009.
Please click following link to watch video (wait for it to load fully before playing): ktvi-lambert-smoking-ban-debate-121609
Below are some screen shots from the video, plus one from a demonstration outside St. Louis city hall staged on July 13, 1996:
Fox 2 news anchor Randi Naughton interviewing Martin Pion, president MoGASP
Sign created for demo. outside St. Louis city hall (see image from TV below), staged on July 13, 1996
Martin Pion donning half-face respirator for demonstration purposes. It was also used for protection against secondhand smoke when still allowed on airplanes and throughout airports
Smoke-Busters (from left) Pat Obrist, Martin Pion, Jim Elliott, & Candy McCandliss in demo. supporting smoke-free Lambert Airport petition outside St. Louis city hall, July 13, 1996