The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Tobacco Proposal Snuffed Out — Transylvania County NC


Last updated 7/11/2012 at 4:26pm

Health Department Director Steve Smith asked county commissioners Monday to consider revising the existing smoking ordinance to prohibit all tobacco use in county buildings, vehicles and county-owned property.

After hearing his concerns, commissioners, citing too much government interference, unanimously voted to keep the current ordinance.

Despite the opposition to his request, Smith vowed the county health department would not let the issue drop and would “be back at some point.”

The existing ordinance, which was adopted in 1993, prohibits smoking inside county buildings (outside of...

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