Smoking ban likely to grow in Jackson

ASSOCIATED PRESS

JACKSON

The Jackson City Council is talking about extending its smoking ban to bars that sell only beer.

Victoria Burt, a smoker and former owner of the beer-only Hide A Way Lounge, tells The Clarion-Ledger that people who go into bars should expect smoke.

The newspaper reports that a majority of council members are now ready to adopt a total ban because they believe it will be easier to enforce.

Council President Frank Bluntson proposed expanding the ordinance to all public places after a Clarion-Ledger investigation found numerous night spots allowed smoking. Some owners and managers said they believed they were exempt and said no one from the city explained the ordinance to them.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/04/25/2128010/smoking-ban-likely-to-grow-in.html#ixzz0mDOBBLON

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