City Is Closer To Smoking Ban

The city of Pikeville is one step closer to a new smoking ban.

City council members passed the first reading of two smoking ban ordinances Monday night.

They are basically the same except one will allow smoking in bingo parlors.

Both ordinances would ban lighting up in most public buildings including restaurants.

Council members will decide in two weeks which version they will vote on next.

About 80 high school students were at the meeting supporting a ban.


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  • by Steve Location: Pikeville on Nov 1, 2007 at 08:44 PM
    We are letting high school students make decisions in what we have to do in pikeville. Wake up!!!! Children shouldnt make decisions in what adults do, we are the teachers not the children. If they want to do something to help our area, get the drugs off the street in Pikeville, would be alot more positive. And who are these Council members they are ones that should have stopped this crazy stuff. WAKE UP
  • by JB Location: Kentucky on Sep 11, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    I agree with Brenda. Smoker's are considered the rejects of society and are definitely treated as such. Not fair! At least we aren't drinking and driving. We can smoke and drive and not endanger anyone but ourselves. Next thing it will be, smoking will be banned outside! I think they ought to let the citizens vote on whether a ban should take place or not. What happened to majority rules? Seems like major decisions are taken out of our hands and used by the politicians to make whatever decision is "politically correct" at the time. I don't want to choke somebody out by smoking around them, but I deserve the same rights that are allowed to drinkers. If they want to get rid of smoking alltogether, why not outlaw it...but that will never happen, way too much tax money made on it!
  • by Brenda Location: Pike County, Ky. on Sep 11, 2007 at 06:38 AM
    Why is every city in every county passing smoking bans? Shouldn't it be left up to each individual restaurant? Why don't they consider passing a NO DRINKING BAN in public restaurants? There is more fatalities involving drinking than they are smoking. Evidentally, the public, students, council members, and whoever is ivolved in passing the no smoking ban does not smoke,but, have they been in restaurants, had a drink and then got behind the wheel of a car and drove? I hope not Please back off the smokers and reconsider the SMOKING BAN
  • by Jack Location: Pike County on Sep 11, 2007 at 06:13 AM
    Yeah! Like all these high school students pay taxes, work, vote, and pay bills, something those who are about to decide on this smoking ban might want to take into consideration. Hint, hint, election time get it.

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