Smoking Ban Takes Effect Friday by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 7/20/2006 11:47 am Updated 5 years ago The state smoking ban goes into effect on Friday, banning smoking in all places of employment and indoor public areas, including all restaurants. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.