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Smoking ban may be expanded

Publication Date: 6/13/2006
  • Author:Associated Press
  • Publication:Lexington Herald Leader

LOUISVILLE WOULD ADD PUBLIC CARS, BUILDINGS

Government buildings in Kentucky's largest city could join its public businesses in going smokeless.

Smoking bans for government-owned facilities are also taking hold in other areas of the state, thanks to a change in state law that takes effect July 12.

The law allows governments to ban smoking in government-owned buildings. Two counties have already put provisions in place to take advantage of the new law...

State law previously required local governments to provide an indoor smoking room if lighting up was banned in government buildings. The new provision, sponsored by state Rep. Steve Nunn, R-Glasgow, returned power to cities, counties and special districts, allowing them to ban smoking outright if they chose.