Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 7:59pm
A proposed statewide smoking ban in Kentucky workplaces and public buildings wins bipartisan backing from a House committee. Supporters say the bill would protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke. Opponents say the measure encroaches on the use of a legal product, and impacts people's liberty and freedom. There is a patchwork of local smoking bans in the Commonwealth, and there's still quite a challenge, to pass sweeping anti-smoking restrictions in a state that typically posts some of the nation's highest smoking rates.