SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Supporters and opponents of the proposed indoor smoking ban are spending the final days before the April 5th vote getting a last word in.
“The main thing is we are encouraging people to read the legislation itself. We find that 50% or so of the people that actually read it come to the conclusion this is going too far,” said Springfield Zone 1 Councilman, an opponent of the proposed ordinance.
“You see a lot of support out there and i think that is what Clean Air Springfield is all about, trying to get out and vote yes on Tuesday,” explained Mark Rushton, a volunteer with Clean Air Springfield, the group pushing for the ban.
The message may be getting louder, but the question remains the same: Should smoking be snuffed out in all public places, including restaurants, bars, tobacco shops, and most hotel rooms?