While more and more smoking bans are popping up around the country, Gaffney, S.C. said no to a proposed ban on Monday night, as the city council narrowly defeated a proposal by a 4-3 vote.

The rejected ordinance called for a complete ban on smoking in parks, restaurants, bars and government buildings, among other places, according to a report from GoUpState.com.

Gaffney is located in the northern part of the state, just over 50 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C. The city is home to nearly 13,000 residents.

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Patrick Lagreid

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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.