St. Louis’ Metro Transit says 'no' to smoking

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ST. LOUIS — St. Louis’ Metro Transit agency is prohibiting all forms of smoking at its transit facilities beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5. While smoking is currently not allowed on trains or station platforms, the new ban will prohibit smoking of any kind, including the use of e-cigarettes, at all agency facilities.

The ban includes indoor and outdoor areas, MetroLink stations and platforms, agency-managed parking lots, and on-board transit vehicles.

“We are creating a healthier environment for the transit riding public,” says Ray Friem, executive director of Metro Transit.

In addition to a smoking ban, the agency is also encouraging the public to pursue a smoke-free lifestyle through a partnership with the American Lung Association.

The agency is providing resources and information to passengers about the risks of smoking. Agency and lung association officials will also be at the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis on Sept. 5 to talk about the risks.

St. Louis’ transit system includes a 46-mile MetroLink light rail system and other public transit options.

See the news release online.

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