Commonwealth Journal

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January 12, 2012

Smoking ban is a good idea

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Somerset —

I think our government not only has the right, but has the duty, to protect its citizens — particularly small children and the elderly — from these dangers.
Just last year, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo introduced a bill that would have banned smoking from cars when children are riding in them.
Our General Assembly didn’t have the courage to do what’s right for Kentucky’s children.
Let’s hope Somerset City Council has the guts — not to mention good sense — to do what’s right by all of its citizens by supporting the smoking ban.

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