Owensboro Residents Speak Out on Proposed Smoking Ban

Published 08/05 2014 10:08PM

Updated 08/05 2014 10:09PM

The debate over the city of Owensboro's proposed public smoking ordinance is heating up. Several supporters and opponents spoke at tonight's city commission meeting.

City commissioners took comment after a first reading on the ordinance. If approved, it would ban smoking in all public places and on sidewalks close to outdoor restaurants.

"I don't have a problem not smoking where kids go," said Roxanne Sparks. "I have no problem whatsoever. But where adults are, you make a choice for it. If want to go in there, knowing there is smoking, then go. If you don't, then go to someplace else that does not smoke."

A vote on the public smoking ban could happen as soon as the next city commission meeting later this month.

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