Ocean Springs aldermen took no action this week on a request for an anti-smoking ordinance.

The Mississippi Press reports that Kellie Lamb, the health promotions coordinator for Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition for Jackson County, told aldermen that being smoke-free means smoking would not be allowed in public places.

The bribe is that Ocean Springs would receive a $5,000 grant from Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition. $5,000 is a pithy amount when business is down by 30% and mom and pop stores close.



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