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W.Va. City's Smoking Ban Sparks Complaints
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 05, 2013 @ 4:36PM
Created on May 05, 2013 @ 4:36PM

    
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) - A new smoking ban in Buckhannon apparently is headed for some revisions.
    
Mayor Kenneth Davidson tells The Inter-Mountain he supports the ban on smoking in public parks and recreation areas, but the ban might be going too far by including electronic cigarettes.
    
Davidson also wants city police officers to ease up on the ban during the West Virginia Strawberry Festival.
    
Some residents have complained about attempts to snuff their smoking.
    
The smoking ban applies to public parks and recreational areas within the corporate limits of Buckhannon. It includes areas where events such as the Strawberry Festival occur.
    
Some residents and council members have said they support the ban. Some festival-goers complain that smoking has kept them away from the event in the past.

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Comments (3)
May 06, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Lawyers are just waiting for the FIRST person to get fined for smoking in the city limits the day AFTER the Strawberry festival ends. Mayor....you've proven how utterly stupid you are over and over but this one really does it. Better be ready for court!!
May 06, 2013 at 2:46 PM
The Mayor can't have it both ways. If he tickets someone AFTER the festival...that person will win their case as he's making certain things/areas off limits and some certain 'special' days okay to smoke. Citizens of Buckhannon, REGISTER to VOTE and vote these imbeciles out of office who think they have the right to tell you what you can and cannot do. Just wait until the power hungry controlling freaks start banning something YOU like to do! It doesn't stop here. It's all about CONTROLLING people. Power has gone to their heads and their heads are quite 'empty.' No common sense! Mayor discriminating and that is NOT acceptable!
May 06, 2013 at 10:37 AM
The Mayor either wants the smoking ban or not. If attending the strawberry festival, they ease the ban and then turn around and write me a ticket one week after the festival is wrong. You do not break your own bans just for profit. Seems he wants his cake and eat it too!!!
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