Non-smoking ordinance

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West Plains’ voters Tuesday rejected a tax increase for school district upgrades while approving a measure to ban smoking in enclosed placed of emolument public areas.

Mallory Hawkins is the city clerk and public relations director for the city.

“This means that smoking will be prohibited in public places and public work places inside West Plains.”

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On Wednesday, a non-smoking ordinance went into effect in Branson prohibiting the practice in many public spaces where it was once allowed.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has reaction from local businesses.