Hodgenville City Council passed an ordinance limiting where people are allowed to smoke and vape within the city limits during a special meeting via teleconference.

The ordinance will ban smoking and vaping inside public facilities and regulate smoking in public spaces. According to the ordinance, smoking/vaping will be prohibited in all enclosed public areas, all enclosed places of employment and in outdoor arenas and stadiums. The ordinance prohibits smoking/vaping within 25 feet of an entryway of structure which includes all doors and windows.

The ordinance does not regulate smoking in private residences, hotel or motel rooms designated as smoking, retail tobacco stores, private clubs, outdoor areas or outdoor places of employment.

The city code enforcement officer will be responsible for enforcing the ordinance as well as business owners and the Hodgenville Fire Department.

Mayor Jim Phelps said the Lincoln Trail District Health Department asked the city to consider an ordinance, which passed last week by a 5-1 margin with Councilman Larry Davis casting the sole no vote.

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