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Duncan, S.C. Delays Vote on Smoking Ban

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A proposed smoking ban that was slated to be discussed at Tuesday night’s Duncan Town Council meeting was instead tabled as councilors and town officials said they did not have enough information to understand the potential impact of the smoking ban.

FoxCarolina.com reports that in lieu of the discussion, the council will “scrutinize the proposal” in a workshop that has yet to be scheduled. They will also solicit more input from citizens on the matter after hearing from just five residents at a hearing last week, as well as contacting other cities who have enacted smoking bans to learn how the bans have affected local businesses and residents.

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While the ordinance has not been posted online for public review, it is said to be patterned after the one in Pendleton, S.C., which prohibits smoking in public places including restaurants as well as in a number of outdoor places, such as parks and eating areas near sidewalks.

Duncan is located in the northwestern corner of the state and has a population of 3,236 people as of the 2012 U.S. Census estimates.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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