A survey found 75 percent of 400 Bullitt County residents would support a smoking ban in businesses. The numbers were released a day before the Bullitt County Board of Health is set to consider the ban, The Courier-Journal‘s Emily Hagedorn reports.
“There were a lot of people who said Bullitt County wasn’t ready (for a smoking ban),” said Health Department Director Swannie Jett. “I think we’ve gotten to the root of who wants change in Bullitt County.”
The survey showed people who most supported the measure are between the ages 18 and 34 and over 65 and have college degrees.
Critics who oppose a ban weren’t impressed. “No survey that’s paid for by an interest group is worth anything,” said Harlen Compson, spokesman for Bullitt County Choice.
A statewide survey released in January by activists in favor of a statewide smoking ban showed 59 percent of Kentucky voters favor a ban in public places. (Read more)