LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Lafayette City-Parish Council may soon consider a ban on smoking in bars, similar to a measure approved in New Orleans.

New Orleans joined a short list of cities in Louisiana Thursday to ban smoking in bars, and City-Parish Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux said he wants to add Lafayette to the roster.

Boudreaux said Thursday he decided over the Christmas holidays to move forward with a proposed ban, citing comments he heard at the meetings two years ago and continuing feedback since then from bar owners, employees and patrons.

Boudreaux tells The Advocate he has yet to hash out the specifics of what he will propose but said he intends to bring something to the full council this year.