Town of Plantersville passes smoking ban

By The Associated Press

PLANTERSVILLE — Town leaders in Plantersville have voted to prohibit smoking at local restaurants, businesses and other public buildings.

A new ordinance takes effect July 6 that will ban smoking in the town just east of Tupelo.

Like many other ordinances, smoking will not be allowed close to the entrance of a building.

Town officials tell WTVA-TV in Tupelo that the ordinance is like that adopted in other Mississippi cities.

The smoking ban includes electronic cigarettes which are sometimes used instead of a regular cigarette.