Clearing The Air

Danville's city commission approved a smoking ban Monday night by a vote of 3 to 2.

It goes into effect in 60 days and will prohibit smoking in 'all' public places, including restaurants, pool halls, and bowling alleys.

Its now been several years since people were allowed to light up inside public buildings and businesses in Fayette County.

The smoking ban went into effect four years ago on Monday.

Lexington was the first Kentucky city to put such a ban in place, but more than a dozen other communities have since done the same.

Woodford County appears to be on the verge of passing a ban.


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  • by Smoking ban rocks on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:13 PM
    Well boo (edited) hoo you can no longer (edited) up the air I breath. Cry me a river and we can all go for a swim.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:08 PM
    @Goebel Location: Lexington Most drugs are smoked. And all smoking is a drug. So they are focusing on illegal drugs by making all smoking illegal.
  • by David Location: Winchester on Apr 29, 2008 at 01:50 PM
    Way to go Danville! Please let Winchester be next!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM
    I am so happy that people are unable to smoke in resturants....if you want to kill yourself with smoking fine....But don't think it's alright to kill me
  • by gale Location: Lancaster on Apr 29, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    As a shopper and diner in Danville -I say "Way To Go" to the ones who voted for the smoking ban. Think about the allegies and heart conditions that people suffer from breathing second hand smoke. If the smokers want restuarants that smoke let them have separate entrances or another building for the smokers. I say let people remember the ones that voted to keep smoking in Danville and vote them out next time they run for re-election.
  • by ANON Location: LEXINGTON on Apr 29, 2008 at 08:46 AM
    IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 4 YEARS SINCE I HAVE DINED AT A RESTAURANT IN LEXINGTON.
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Apr 29, 2008 at 05:08 AM
    People need to forcus their energy on illegal drugs and stop worrying about people who smoke.

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