Smoke Free Kearney
In the August 4,
2015, election, nearly two thirds of Kearney voted for passage of a Smoke-free
Ordinance in Kearney. The Board of Alderman passed the Ordinance on
August 31, 2015, which bars smoking in all places of employment and indoor
public events, to become effective October 1st, 2015. This
webpage is designed to assist both residents and business owners with information
and resources to assist in keeping Kearney "smoke-free."
What does this
Simply put, it
means that smoking in any enclosed place of employment within Kearney is
illegal. This includes libraries, schools, bars, restaurants, stores, manufacturers
and private clubs who either have employees or host public events.
Excluded from the
Ordinance are private residences unless used as a licensed child care, licensed
adult day care or licensed health care facility, outdoor patios and outdoor
events are excluded from the Ordinance. The ordinance also exempts up to
25 percent of hotel and motel rooms and outdoor spaces more than three (10)
feet from doorways.
"No Smoking" signs shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at every
entrance in every place of employment and all ashtrays shall be removed from
any area where smoking is prohibited.
If you have
questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jim Eldridge, City
Help for people who
want to quit smoking
If you, your
employees or customers smoke and want to quit, there are resources available
through the Missouri Quit line,
including free telephone counselling and quit kits. Call 1-800-QUITNOW