The mission of Breathe Easy West Plains is to create healthier, smoke free living and working environment for our community.

The Breathe Easy West Plains coalition was formed in December 2010 to work toward a comprehensive smoke-free workplace ordinance. The coalition is working with policy makers toward this goal through education and awareness of the dangers of second hand smoke.

The West Plains City Council voted to put a Smoke Free Indoor Air Ordinance on the April 5th, 2016 city ballot.  The proposed ordinance is as follows:

Proposition 1

Shall the City of West Plains adopt an ordinance to prohibit smoking in enclosed places of employment and public places for the purpose of reducing workers’ and citizens’ exposure to secondhand smoke and exempt the following places from the smoking prohibition: 1) private residences, unless such residence is used as a child care, adult day care, or healthcare facility; b) not more than 20% of the hotel or motel rooms rented to guests as smoking rooms; and 3) any licensed establishment which serves liquor on the premises for which not more than ten percent (10%) of the gross sales receipts are supplied by food purchases; and, 4) retail tobacco stores that derive more than eighty percent (80% of their total gross revenue from the sale of tobacco?

Everyone has the right to breathe clean indoor air.

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