Williamsburg passes smoking ban

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) - Officials in a southern Kentucky city have decided to ban smoking.

The Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/V9jUtx) reports Williamsburg City Council gave final approval on Monday to an ordinance that bans smoking in most public places, including restaurants, bars, pool halls and public areas of hotels and apartment buildings.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said he is a former smoker, but the duty of officials is to "protect everybody."

The ordinance gives employers 30 days to inform workers about the smoking ban.

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