Board of Health supports statewide smoking ban

No Smoking Sign
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has issued its full support to Kentucky legislators for a statewide smoking ban.

Lexington’s Clean Air Ordinance, which provides a smoke-free environment in most public buildings, took effect in April 2004. Board of Health chair Scott White offered Lexington’s knowledge with implementing a smoking ban to help answer any questions or provide information to the Senate.

“Our indoor smoking ban has been a tremendous success,” White wrote. “Though initially concerned, and in some situations downright hostile, the affected business community has in great measure embraced the ban. I expect the same will hold true across our Commonwealth.”

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White’s letter also asked for State Sen. Ralph Alvarado, MD, to be included on the Health and Welfare Committee tasked with processing the bill. Alvarado represents the 28th District, which is made up of Clark and Montgomery counties and part of Fayette County.