Just week after their neighbors to the north, Hancock County decided to go 100-percent smoke free, Brooke County, West Virginia might just follow suit.
According to Brooke County Health Department Administrator, Karen Mclain the board of hearth will be adopting clean air regulation that will ban smoking in all enclosed public places as well as outdoor events such as fairs and festivals. She states, “As a board of health, what we can address is the second-hand smoke that we are exposed to there’s huge amount of scientific evidence that its very detrimental to the health and well-being to everyone in the community.”
However, according to an article in Forbes, second-hand smoke might not be as dangerous as reported.
A public hearing will be held on October 6, 2014 at 7pm at the Brooke County Court room. Residents have until October 19, 2014 to submit comments in writing.
Brooke Country was founded in 1796 and his home to over 23,000 residents over 92 square miles.