Smoking Ban on November Ballot for Manhattan

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It is hard to tell if the proposed smoking ban will pass November 4th. Several people we spoke with were on board while several others said no way.

"I think it would be good because I don't smoke," said Morris Dozier but Areale Hanks disagrees. She says it is a person's right to smoke in public areas because they are public.

If the ordinance passes in the general election it would eliminate smoking in public places as well as places of employment within the Manhattan City limits.

The ordinance lists eight reasons for prohibiting smoking. Six of those eight have to do with second hand smoke.

You can read the ordinance for yourself by clicking on the link below this story. Please feel free to leave us your comments on the proposal at the bottom of this page.