Kodiak Considers Smoking Ban in Businesses, Parks

A smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public places like parks will be considered Tuesday night by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly.

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by Associated Press

KODIAK- A smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public places like parks will be considered Tuesday night by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly.

 

The measure needs approval from the assembly before Aug. 9 for it to go before voters in the October election. The assembly also has it on next the next meeting agenda.

 

The proposal would ban smoking inside every enclosed area in a business, including bars, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, buses, taxis and private homes if they are used for a business.

 

The measure also prohibits smoking outdoors, in parks, playgrounds, stadiums and decks.

 

A city-led effort to restrict smoking was earlier defeated, and another city measure to tax tobacco products hasn't been approved.