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Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect


It's football night in the mountains, but some will have to enjoy the game without any tobacco products.

The ban only allows for smoking or using any tobacco products in designated areas on any Floyd County school property including the stands at football games.

WYMT's Jeff Gould talked to people at Allen Central High School, where they're had homecoming Friday night.

Floyd County School officials enacted a countywide smoking ban, starting Monday.

This means no smoking for students, teachers, or anyone on school property.

The exception is at activities like football games, but if you want to smoke, you'll have to do it in designated areas.

For the first time on Friday night fans who wish to smoke will have to do it in designated smoking areas.

It's all part of an effort to cut down on smoking in Floyd County.

So far, school officials haven't received any complaints, but tonight is the first time the ban will effect parents in a major way.

Parent Joan Moore smokes regularly.

“Well I would abide by the rules, but I think you could smoke if you wanted. Where's it going, it going?” Moore said.

Public events like football games will be the only times in which smoking zones will be set up on school property. The rest of the time no smoking, no exceptions,” Henry Webb said.

Friday night's homecoming game is between Allen Central and Jackson County.


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