Fulton Businesses Speak on the No Smoking Ordinance

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, December 02 2010 Dec 2, 2010 Thursday, December 02, 2010 10:24:20 PM CST December 02, 2010 in News
FULTON- The City of Fulton hosted a question and answer session Thursday about the No Smoking Ordinance that was passed in November. The session allowed businesses to voice their opinions and concerns about the ordinance's effect on their businesses' futures.

The session also allowed attendees to voice their opinions and concerns surrounding the ban. Shoe business owner, Jody Paschal, said he feels the ban takes away the rights of his customers.

"We've now taken the rights [and choices] away from people. They can't choose to go to a [smoking] bar or a non-smoking bar," said Paschal.

Although Fulton residents at the meeting showed opposition to the new change, the ordinance project coordinator and supporter, Tiffany Bowman, said the ban will serve the community's greater good.

"The purpose of the ordinance was to protect public health and to create a safer working environment," she said.

The ordinance goes into effect on Saturday. Fulton officials will police the city to ensure residence follow the new ban.

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