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Council Members May Consider Total Smoking Ban for Jackson

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One Jackson city councilman is frustrated by the lack of enforcement surrounding the capital city's partial smoking ban.

City council president, Frank Bluntson, now plans to propose a total smoking ban for the city of Jackson at next week's council meeting.

This comes after inspectors from the city's code services office visited several restaurants that were not observing a partial smoking ban that was put in place more than a year ago.

Under the ordinance, smoking is prohibited in restaurants at all hours but allowed in bars.

Fines for violating the ordinance ranges anywhere from $100 for an initial offense to up to $500 per occurrence.

Jackson mayor, Harvey Johnson, says that the city intends to enforce the law.

Right now, it is unclear whether there will be enough support on the city council for a total smoking ban.

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