Candidates for Tennessee governor support letting local governments handle smoking bans
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
- Author:Joel Ebert
The majority of Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates said Tuesday they support a measure that would allow local governments to implement smoking bans.
State law currently prohibits local governments from regulating tobacco products. A bill, sponsored by Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville, and Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, currently under consideration would allow local governments to regulate smoking in certain areas, including hotels, public property and age-restricted venues.