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Dresden may ban smoking on city-owned property

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The city of Dresden is poised to ban tobacco products on city property.

Second reading in set for August sixth for a proposed ordinance to ban all tobacco use at all city venues, including parks.

If it passes, the ordinance would take effect October first -- the date the state begins enforcement of a ban on smoking at most workplaces, including restaurants.

Dresden Mayor Danny Forrester says he'll offer nicotine patches to city employees who want to stop smoking.

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Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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