West Point may consider smoke-free ordinance

(C.J. LeMaster, WTVA)
(C.J. LeMaster, WTVA)
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Updated: 11/03/2013 3:01 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) -- West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson says he will discuss a smoke-free ordinance with the board of selectmen on Thursday during a work session.
 
Robinson tells the Commercial Dispatch their response will dictate whether the subject ever comes up again.
 
While Robinson is a non-smoker, he's concerned how to properly enforce an ordinance if it is adopted.
 
He says most establishments in West Point voluntarily disallow cigarette smoking and he believes business owners would comply.
 
The selectmen heard last month from, supporters of a smoke-free ordinance.
 
In 2006, Starkville became the first municipality in Mississippi to adopt a smoke-free building ordinance. Columbus followed in 2010 with a partial ordinance.
 
Smoke Free Mississippi says about 70 cities -- and some counties -- across Mississippi have gone smoke-free.
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