North Charleston City Council to draft proposal for smoking ban ordinance
Years after most Lowcountry cities banned smoking in their bars, restaurants and workplaces, North Charleston plans to follow suit.
City Council members agreed today to draft a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed public places -- one much like ordinances that Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island and other cities have passed.
Several new council members have been elected since a 6-4 vote in May 2008 not to ban smoking, and there now may be enough votes to pass it.
Thursday’s informal discussion revolved largely around health concerns over smoking the dangers of second-hand smoke as well as whether business owners should set their own rules in their workplace.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.