Smoking Ban Opposition Meeting

Longview city council will soon decide whether to make the city smoke-free by voting on an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public buildings.  But it doesn't come without opposition. Over 50 people turned out who oppose the issue in a meeting at the Ramada Inn in Longview. From restaurant and bar owners to hotel managers and members of the local V.F.W. They all feel that a total ban of smoking in public buildings is un-called for. Many feel the council isn't seeing how this will hurt their businesses.  With smokers making up a percentage of their customers. The measure will come before city council on December 12th.