Campbell smoking ban may be banned itself | Health
NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - The Campbell County Commissioners are expected to take the second and final vote Wednesday on a repeal of a county ban on smoking that has yet to go into effect.
The ban, which would cover most public places and workplaces, was approved late last year by the previous commission shortly before the new commission took office. Following that, Kenton County approved a similar ban. Newport and several other cities have opposed a comprehensive smoking ban, some because they believe the lack of a ban in restaurants and bars attracts business from the Ohio side of the river.
Health advocates have been advocating and gradually working toward a ban in Northern Kentucky for years.
The commissioners in Campbell County took a first vote to repeal the ban last month. Two votes are required. They are meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at their offices at 1098 Monmouth avenue in Newport.
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