Nov. 18, 2008
PHENIX CITY, AL (WXTX) - Phenix City councilors made a decision in a unanimous decision to ban smoking in all public places.
That includes not smoking within 15 feet of a public restaurant or business. If you violate the ordinance you could be subject to fines.
Surrounding cities like Auburn, Opelika, and Columbus are already smoke-free. "It's something that should enhance the drawing of customers to our businesses. I know many people who don't like to eat out around people smoking cigarettes, " said Mayor Sonny Coulter.