Delaware County Health Board wants to widen 5-year-old smoking ban..

Delaware County officials will be asked to widen the county's five-year-old smoking ban to include businesses exempted in 2006, including bars, taverns, private clubs and tobacco stores.

The county board of health is likely to consider the ban -- proposed by the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Delaware County -- at its 7 p.m. meeting today, while the county commissioners -- who will have final say on the ordinance -- could receive it as early as Monday.

The ban would not affect private residences and vehicles, noted Commissioner Don Dunnuck, an attorney who also drafted the smoking ban ordinance based on proposed statewide legislation.

Reference: Delaware County Health Board to consider stricter smoking ban 5
Written by KEITH ROYSDON and DOUGLAS WALKER, 4/13/2011