Newport Considers Smoke-Free

The city of Newport is considering a new ordinance to update the city's smoking laws.  The new ordinance would ensure that all workplaces in the city of Newport would be smoke-free. 

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On Monday, October 1st the Newport City Council debated a proposed smoke-free ordinance.  The ordinance would prohibit smoking and vaping in all public buildings and businesses, including bars.  Around 30 Newport citizens came to the meeting to speak in favor of the bill, and no one spoke in opposition.  The City Council debated the bill at length, and voiced some concern about some of the wording in the proposed ordinance, specifically in relation to smoking on patios and outdoor spaces.  The City Council plans to address the language issue, and take the issue back up in a few months.  

If you would like to keep up to date with smoke-free efforts in your town, just text HEART to 46839 and follow the prompts to join the American Heart Association's You're the Cure network of advocates!

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