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Breathe Easy Poll: 69 percent of voters support Columbus smoking ban

(Source: WTVM File) (Source: WTVM File)
(Source: WTVM File) (Source: WTVM File)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Breathe Easy Columbus Coalition releases the results of a poll on its proposal for a city-wide smoking ban.

According to the organization, 69 percent of voters support a city ordinance to prevent smoking in public places and 83 percent of voters believe employees should be protected from exposure to second-hand smoke while on the job.

A total of 72 percent of voters said they would be more likely to support an elected official who voted for a smoke-free ordinance.

Back in February, we spoke with business owners who expressed concern that a strict smoking ordinance would have a negative impact on their businesses.

The ordinance is scheduled to be presented to Columbus City Council on June 13 and a vote could be made on the issue June 27.

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