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A smoking ban could soon be coming to Harrison County, Miss., as the county’s Board of Supervisors gave the proposal an initial approval after its first reading on Monday.

The ordinance would prohibit smoking within non-designated areas on all properties and facilities owned, leased or otherwise under the jurisdiction and control of the county, according to the meeting’s agenda. An additional document going into further details about the ban was not posted on the county’s website.

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WXXV-TV was the first to report the board’s vote.

A second reading and passage of the bill could come as early as the board’s next meeting on June 1, with WXXV noting that the ban could go into effect that day based on its language.

Harrison County is located on Mississippi’s southern coast and includes the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport. It is home to an estimated 196,500 residents.

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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.