POLL: Statewide smoking ban gains support from voters

POLL: Statewide smoking ban gains support from voters

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 6:06 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – A proposed smoking ban bill which received backing from the Kentucky House this week also gained support from voters.

According to the WHAS11/Courier Journal Bluegrass poll, more than 50 percent of Kentucky voters say smoking should be prohibited statewide in enclosed public places including bars and restaurants.

More than 1,000 participants were surveyed.

Governor Steve Beshear made a pitch for the statewide smoking ban during the State of the Commonwealth address in January.

Governor Beshear set a goal of cutting the state’s smoking rate by 10 percent in 2018.

Click here for the full results of the survey.

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