Corinth Smoke-Free Air Ordinance to Go into Effect on November 10th
City of Corinth Becomes 36th City in Kentucky to
Implement a Smoke-Free Air Ordinance
CORINTH, Ky. — On Friday, November 10, the City of Corinth becomes the 36th Kentucky city and the second Grant County city to implement a comprehensive citywide smoke-free air ordinance. Business owners in Corinth are being sent packets of information from the City and the Northern Kentucky Health Department outlining how they should implement the new law.
“We were asked to carry out the new ordinance in establishments that we inspect, and the Board of Health agreed,” said Jennifer Mooney, PhD, MS, District Director of Health, Northern Kentucky Health Department. “We congratulate the Corinth City Commission in taking this important step to improve the health of the community.”
Smoking will be completely prohibited indoors in any Corinth building or place of employment where the public is invited or permitted, such as offices, hotels, factories, churches, bars, restaurants, bingo halls, and stores.
“We are very pleased that the Corinth City Commission responded to the need of our community to take positive steps for health,” said Tim Sizemore, former Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) Chair. “We applaud and thank City Commission members for their vote to protect the health of all Corinth employees by making workplaces smoke-free.”
The FFLAG coalition provided information and education to City Commission members that led up to the passage of the comprehensive workplace ordinance in September.
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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness, and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.