Smokers Against Any Smoking Ban in Odessa City Parks

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Smokers in Odessa are making it known, they're against the proposed tobacco ban at city parks.

Thursday night was the first open meeting for people to voice their thoughts.

Recently, city officials have received several complaints about cigarette butts, plus concerns over second-hand smoke around children.

Most who showed up were against the ban.

Some smokers say many of the problems can be solved without a ban, and everyone to try and reach a compromise.

If you were not able to make it out to the meeting on Thursday night, you have one more chance.

Next Thursday night, October 15th at six, Odessans are invited to vote their opinions at the Salinas Park Community Center.