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Preston Commissioners to Hold Hearing on Smoking Ban Changes

Preston County

A proposed expansion of Preston County’s indoor smoking law will be discussed at a public hearing this week.

The Preston County Commission will hold the public hearing during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The hearing follows a 45-day public comment period that ended Nov. 2.

The Dominion Post reports that the proposed changes would extend the county’s ban on smoking to bars, private clubs, gaming establishments, and hotels and motels.

Using e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes and hookahs would be prohibited anywhere tobacco use is not allowed.

Violators could face fines if convicted.

The Preston County Health Department says the proposed changes would affect about 40 establishments.