The Columbus City Council will have a special public meeting today with Mayor Kristen Brown to hear from the community on a possible city smoking ordinance.
The City Council voted Aug. 21 to to repeal the city smoking ordinance because it conflicted with the state smoking law, which took effect in July.
According to City Attorney Kelly Benjamin, state law prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment, including restaurants.
Smoking is also prohibited within 8 feet of an entrance to any public building or place of employment. However, the law still allows for smoking in places such as bars or taverns, private clubs and tobacco stores.
The meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Cal Brand Meeting Room at City Hall.
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