City officials move to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces

E-cigarette users in Iowa City may soon find themselves lumped in with traditional tobacco smokers under new guidelines proposed by the city council. The Iowa City Council passed its first consideration of an ordinance amendment that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, but not without some trepidation. The council, which voted […]

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Tobacco Bowl to close after 25 years


The Tobacco Bowl will soon shut its doors, owner Tommy Connolly said. The decision to close the business, which has stood resilient despite a slew of local smoking bans, comes after 25 years of business in downtown Iowa City. Connolly plans to open up a pizza parlor and video arcade in the Tobacco Bowl’s place, […]

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