Lewiston city council approves voluntary smoking ban

Lewiston city council approves voluntary smoking ban

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Lewiston city council approves voluntary smoking ban

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by AP, KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- The Lewiston City Council has approved a voluntary ban on smoking in some public outdoor spaces.
 
Other media outlets report the council voted 5-2 on Monday to approve the ordinance.
 
Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director Tim Barker says the city's health department will pay for signs asking people to use tobacco away from crowded areas.

Councilor Bob Blakey says there's a problem with people using tobacco in places where people gather.
 
Councilors who voted against the ordinance say a voluntary ban with no penalties for violators is pointless.

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