Dayton, Kentucky's Smoking Ban Now In Effect

Stub those butts, y'all.

click to enlarge Dayton, Kentucky, is the 33rd city in the commonwealth to ban indoor smoking. - Photo: Unsplash
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Dayton, Kentucky, is the 33rd city in the commonwealth to ban indoor smoking.

Tobacco users, think twice before lighting up in Dayton, Kentucky: You could be breaking a newly enacted law.

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

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

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 just recently, 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 started a new era for these and other historically smoker-friendly businesses.

Dayton is 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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