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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  • by Debbie Location: Lancaster, OHI on Oct 14, 2007 at 07:21 AM
    You know smoking is bad, not only for you, but people that are around you. Late last year, Ohio passed a State wide BAN on smoking PERIOD. It has been Abused in a lot of situations. One story, a young man was chewing the gum during the day because he is a smoker and when he goes home, in the privacy of his OWN HOME, he smokes. The company he worked for DRUG SCREENS and BECAUSE OF THIS STATE WIDE BAN ALOT OF COMPANIES HAVE USED THIS "NEW" LAW TO SAY THAT IT IS A REASON TO "FIRE" AN EMPLOYEE BECAUSE NICOTINE IS A DRUG. That is what is going on in Ohio since the ban. Now a lot of businesses (BAR OWNERS) are struggeling and have been going before the capital. People say "you have rights" but smokers DON'T because everyone breathes the same air. It's not a smokers fault. It is the company that makes/processes the tobacco with all the chemicals. If you pull a tobacco leaf, let it dry, smoke it as in the old days, will it have the same effect. It's sad. Sad really, sad. I quit smoking :o)
  • by Bill on Oct 13, 2007 at 04:36 AM
    Tell me how the he== its going to hurt some one to somke outside in open air.If wasn't for idoits and busy bodies Ky. wouldn't have a population.No more ball games for this ol boy for sure.I'll will stay home and lock my door to keep out the ignorant,fools.

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