Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach both consider smoking bans

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Two of the biggest cities along the Grand Strand are both considering a smoking ban in bars and restaurants. 

Next month Smoke Free Horry plans to present to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce their findings and data that, they say, shows the negative impact of smoking in establishments. An example would be looking towards Charleston's smoking ban, where their numbers show that there has been a 6% increase in bars and restaurants since the ban. 

Also, in North Myrtle Beach, a group called Smoke Free North Myrtle Beach spoke at last week's town hall meeting. About two dozen supporters of the smoke-free initiative voiced their support. Further, two of North Myrtle Beach's councilmen said they would support the vote if it came up. 

Head on over to to read the full story on the Myrtle Beach topic, and click on over to WMBF News to checkout their write-up on the North Myrtle Beach initiative.


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[Full disclosure: Smoke Free Horry is a sponsor of TheDigitel Myrtle Beach]