WEST POINT (AP) — West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson says there’s no interest among the board of selectmen to adopt a smoke-free ordinance.
Robinson brought up the idea of drafting a proposed smoke-free law for all establishments in the city limits after Stephanie Collier, project director of the Office of Tobacco Control in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties for Family Resource Center, addressed selectmen last month about the issue.
Robinson tells The Commercial Dispatch that some selectmen are concerned that passing such an ordinance would be exercising too much control over local business owners.
He says not enough of them were in agreement to propose a change in smoking regulations to vote in favor of drafting an ordinance.
According to the Mississippi Department of Health, 67 towns and cities have smoking bans.