It split the city council on Tuesday night, but a new limited smoking ban will be coming to Gautier, Miss. as the governing body voted 4-3 in favor of the new regulations.
Gautier Mayor Gordon Gollott told WLOX-TV that private clubs will be exempt from the ban, while restaurants will be allowed to have outdoor smoking sections though they must be at least 10 feet away from any entrance. It also does not prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, nor does it require hotel and motel rooms to be smoke free, according to GulfLive.
Public buildings also become smoke free with the ordinance’s passage.
The full text of the ordinance that was being considered can be found here, though it does not contain the final language of the version that the council passed.
Gautier is a coastal town located in the southeastern part of the state and is home to just under 20,000 people.