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(Updates at the bottom.)
At its first reading before Charleston County Council, a ban on indoor smoking pased 8-1 on Tuesday night.
The ban will still need to be approved on a second and third reading to go into effect, and would do so on October 1 and only apply to the unincorporated areas of the county.
North Charleston has previously shot down a proposed smoking ban, shooting down a proposed one in 2008.
Update August 22: The proposed smoking ban has passed a second reading and still appears that it will pass a third reading to become law to ban smoking.
Meanwhile North Charleston City Council members have been discussing a ban.
Update September 5: On Tuesday evening, Charleston County Council voted 7-1 to ban smoking in unincorporated areas of the county.
Elliott Summey was the only member to vote against it. The ban goes into effect on October 4.