Campbell County Repeals Smoking Ban
Will bans in nearby counties stand?
By 700WLW News
Thursday, February 17, 2011
( Newport ) Many of the people who attended Wednesday night's Fiscal Court meeting in Campbell County, where commissioners voted 3-1 to repeal a smoking ban passed in December, say they will work to have other smoking bans repealed. The vote came after several contentious meetings, where newly elected commissioners vowed to repeal the ban after numerous people said they preferred bars and restaurants to make their own rules regarding smoking.
Others questioned the scientific integrity of studies that secondhand smoke is harmful, while others pointed out that many bars and restaurants are already smoke free.