Aldermen vote down city smoking ban
BOONEVILLE — The Booneville Board of Aldermen has voted down a proposed ban on smoking in public places.
The vote was 3-2.
The motion to pass the ordinance was made by Alderman David Bolen and seconded by Alderman Wilda Pounds. Aldermen Harold Eaton, Mark McCoy and Jeff Williams voted against the measure.
Aldermen who were contacted by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal chose not to comment.
Business owners said they felt it should be up to a business to decide if smoking would be permitted, and how to accommodate individuals who choose not to smoke.
Several nonsmokers who opposed the ordinance said although they do not smoke, passing the law would be another infringement on individual rights.
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