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Council Orders Study of No-Smoking Ordinances

Anaheim may join a growing number of Orange County cities adopting ordinances that regulate smoking.

At its Tuesday meeting, the City Council asked City Atty. Jack White to review smoking ordinances across the county and return to the council in two weeks with his research.

The review was prompted by a letter from Anaheim resident Ken L. Smith, who said he was “extremely upset” to learn Anaheim does not have a no-smoking ordinance.

“Many cities in Orange County have such an ordinance and I am very angry to find our City Council dragging their feet on this matter. I am tired of going out to dinner, shopping, theater, etc., and being subjected to this unpleasant health hazard,” Smith wrote in an Aug. 16 letter.

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In a Nov. 4 letter to the council from the American Heart Assn.'s Orange County chapter, President Alan Bures supported such an ordinance and wrote that non-smokers “can still be subjected to the discomfort and dangers cigarettes present because of the health hazards caused by smokers.”


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