American Cancer Society Action Network holds ‘Smoke Free Ocean Springs’ informational meeting

A group in Ocean Springs is working to convince city leaders to make the community smoke free.

The American Cancer Society Action Network began the conversation and says according to their research, residents would support an ordinance banning smoking in all work places.

Along with protecting the health of their citizens, the City of Ocean Springs would also receive a $100,000 grant if they choose to go smoke free. Ocean Springs Ward 2 Alderman Rickey Authement said, “I think Ocean Springs as a whole with the amount of time and money we put into our blue ways, pathways, and bicycle paths that there’s no reason why Ocean Springs should not be smoke free.”

Moving forward, the board of alderman will adhere and vote on the topic and then it needs to receive a 4-3 vote to pass.

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