KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas town has decided to go smoke free. Kilgore City Council members met Tuesday night to discuss an ordinance that prohibits smoking in public places and work sites.
The new decision prohibits smoking in public places such as restaurants. The ordinance also prohibits smoking in all indoor and outdoor areas used by employees in places of employment or workplaces. Also, smoking in city parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas is prohibited.
However, there are also some exemptions in the smoking ordinance. So far, bars and other businesses who have 50 percent of their revenue generated from alcohol sales are exempt.
Residents and business owners we've talked to are split right down the middle on the smoking ban. The ones in favor of it say they can't stand the effects of second hand-smoke, while opponents are saying smokers should be able to light up wherever they want.
What do you think about the town's decision? Tell us your opinion.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:54 GMT
The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane that crashed near East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County Thursday evening.Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office tells KLTVMore >>
Authorities say pilot, who was alone onboard, did not suffer serious injuries.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:54:32 GMT
East Texans react to the boy scouts of America voting to end their ban on openly gay members. The vote was the center of debate at a two day meeting for the organization in Grapevine. "We've gone fromMore >>
East Texans react to the boy scouts of America voting to end their ban on openly gay members.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:39:12 GMT
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening. According to ElizabethMore >>
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:44:30 GMT
A World War II veteran's headstone is sitting at Kilgore City Hall while a city administrator searches for the family it belongs to. The headstone was found on a shore of the Sabine River almost a yearMore >>
The headstone was found on a shore of the Sabine River almost a year ago.More >>