The City of Branson has drafted a smoking ordinance proposal which would prohibit indoor smoking in businesses with limited smoking outside businesses.
Steve Wood owns the Outback Steak & Oyster Bar, the Outback Roadhouse Motel Suites, and the Outback Pub. He says he’s not a smoker, but he’s against the ordinance:
General Manager for the Outback Pub, Matthew Stoll, says he’s concerned a smoking ordinance will keep veterans from coming to town every year:
Dr. Brian Clonts is a physician who spent over 20 years in the Air Force. He says public health comes first:
Dr. Habib Munshi says over 2.5 million people have died from second hand smoke in the last 40 years:
Local business owner Dick Young offered up his own solution to the board:
The next city council meeting will hear more debate over the proposed ordinance that is slated to be considered by the board on October 14.