Proposed Kennesaw smoking ban won't include e-cigs - Fox 2 News Headlines

Proposed Kennesaw smoking ban won't include e-cigs

Posted: Updated:
KENNESAW, Ga. -

A proposed ban on smoking at most places in Kennesaw won't include electronic cigarettes.

In a work session on Wednesday, the Kennesaw City Council took e-cigarettes out of an ordinance that would prohibit smoking from all city property and most businesses.

The proposal was put forth last month by City Council member Cris Welsh. Several constituents said they opposed e-cigarettes being part of the ban. E-cigarettes emit only water vapor, contain no tar and do not produce smoke.

Business owner David Owens, who sells cigarettes, told FOX 5's George Franco, "I'm a big believer in what Thomas Jefferson wrote down, the ability to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Council member Welsh said, "There's a line somewhere between personal health and personal freedoms and we need to figure out where that line is."

Another work session is scheduled in two weeks, after which the Council hopes to have a proposal in place. A public forum will then be scheduled.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices