The City of Conway held a vote on Monday night to ban smoking in indoor public places on Monday, and struck down the proposed measure.
The second and final reading of ordinance #2015-01-20 (B) amending the City of Conway Code of Ordinances by adding Chapter 5, Article A, Regulations and requirements relating to smoking in the city, to Title 6 of the Code took place during the regular-scheduled council meeting.
The City Council expressed concern over several downtown businesses already offering workers and patrons a smoke-free environment, thus effectively leaving up to the businesses.
The City Council did however, pass a first reading of a smoking ban for public places owned by the City of Conway and in vehicles in owned by the city. The public places are defined as city parks, city buildings and the aforementioned vehicles.
A second reading on this measure is set to take place at the next city council meeting where it is expected to pass.
Conway, South Carolina is home 16,000 residents over 13.4 square miles and was founded in 1734.