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Area Smoke Free Restaurants
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- The Joplin Health Department and the Community Health Collaborative have complied the list. There are 182 smoke free restaurants in Joplin, 73 in Jasper County and 51 in Newton County. Organizers say this list gives residents and families a chance to plan their meals and not worry about having a smoking section in the restaurant.
"There are certain people that have strong sensitivities to second hand smoke, and so this just allows them to basically just make an informed decision to better protect their health," said Ryan Talken, Joplin Health Department.
If you would like to see the list, click here.