Dayton, Kentucky's Indoor Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect Next Month

Starting Nov. 6, smoking will be prohibited inside all buildings and places of employment where the public is permitted.

click to enlarge Starting Nov. 6, smoking will be prohibited inside all buildings and places of employment where the public is permitted in Dayton, Kentucky. - Photo: Unsplash
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Starting Nov. 6, smoking will be prohibited inside all buildings and places of employment where the public is permitted in Dayton, Kentucky.

Dayton, Kentucky is soon to be the 33rd city in Kentucky to ban indoor smoking. 

Starting Nov. 6, smoking will be prohibited inside all buildings and places of employment where the public is permitted, according to a press release from the Northern Kentucky Health Department. This includes “offices, hotels, factories, churches, bars, restaurants, bingo halls, bowling alleys, and stores,” per the release.

Business owners will receive information packets from the city and the Northern Kentucky Health Department to help them implement the new smoke-free law.

"We congratulate the Dayton City Council in taking this important step to improve the health of the community,” said Northern Kentucky Interim District Director of Health Steve Divine in the release.

Until now, smokers have been able to light up and wet their whistle at beloved neighborhood bars like Rose Room and Tony’s Ole Saloon. But Nov. 6 will be the start of a new era for these and other historically smoker-friendly businesses.

Dayton will be the first city in Campbell County to enforce a city-wide smoke-free ordinance. Smokers who wish to light up indoors may still find suitable havens just down the road. 

"We are very pleased that city council responded to the need of our community to take positive steps for health," said CEO and President of OneNKY Alliance Karen Finan in the release. "We applaud and thank the Dayton City Council for their vote to protect the health of all Dayton employees by making workplaces smoke-free.”


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