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BUCKHANNON (AP) — A new smoking ban in Buckhannon is headed for some revisions.

Mayor Kenneth Davidson tells The Inter-Mountain he supports the ban on smoking in public parks and recreation areas, but the ban might be going too far by including electronic cigarettes.

Davidson also wants city police officers to ease up on the ban during the West Virginia Strawberry Festival.

Some residents have complained about attempts to snuff their smoking.

The smoking ban applies to public parks and recreational areas within the corporate limits of Buckhannon. It includes areas where events such as the Strawberry Festival occur.

Some residents and council members have said they support the ban. Some festival-goers complain that smoking has kept them away from the event in the past.

 

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