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.