Middlesboro gives preliminary approval to smoking ban

Smoking Ban

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Middlesboro have given preliminary approval to a citywide smoking ban.

The Middlesboro Daily News (http://bit.ly/1HZ1Yav) reports the vote Tuesday came after a request from a group of elementary school students involved with Destination Imagination, an educational nonprofit organization that tries to encourage and equip young leaders.

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The Middlesboro Elementary School students proposed an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places. Their presentation to the City Council last month included a petition with more than 400 signatures and information about the health effects of smoking.

The City Council’s first reading of the ordinance to ban smoking passed unanimously. A second and final vote is set for May 19.


Information from: The Daily News, http://www.middlesborodailynews.com


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