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Businesses react to Valdosta smoking ban

December 19, 2003

Valdosta - Smoking in public places will soon be a thing of the past in Valdosta.

The city council unanimously voted last night for the smoking ban. Smoking will be prohibited in all public buildings, restaurants and bars.

Bar owners are unhappy with the ordinance, fearing a loss of business, while some customers say they will still patronize the smoke-free bars in Valdosta.

"I compete with the bars in Remerton. When somebody can go to Remerton, which is only about three miles from here, and smoke, and they can't smoke here. It is kind of a no-brainer. They are going to go over there," said Eric Saunders owner of Charley O'Corley's.

"I think I would go and have a good time and step outside if I need a cigarette," said Alden Gandy.

Some bar owners are considering moving their businesses to the neighboring town of Remerton where there is no smoking ban. The new ordinance will go into effect in 60 days.

Posted at 4:30 by Armen Jeknavorian

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