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The City of Murray’s smoke free ordinance goes into effect on September 17.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Murray could soon become smoke-free. The city council passed on Thursday the first reading of an ordinance that prohibits smoking in all enclosed public spaces and places of employment within the city.

Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin, Wikimedia Commons

According to a poll released by a nonprofit health organization, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall.

The Hopkinsville City Council is reviving a smoking ordinance proposed earlier this year. Committee of the whole members consider the measure Thursday to ban smoking from indoor places such as restaurants and bars. Mayor Dan Kemp proposed the new law in April, and it was set to come up for a vote in June.