Anti-Smoking Movement Makes Way to Helper


The Helper City Council listened Thursday to pleas from health and youth baseball representatives to restrict smoking at Helper City ballparks.

Stacy Basinger and Price Health Department educator Debbie Marvidikas expressed concern about second-hand smoke affecting children and other bystanders.

Mayor Dean Armstrong expressed concern that adding an ordinance as had been requested would dilute law enforcement and take needed revenue away from Helper City.

Marvidikas said, “We are remiss if we do not ensure the health of our citizens and children.”

Councilmen moved to make a policy to establish a no smoking zone that would extend to 25-feet around ballparks. Warning sign would accompany the policy and non-compliers would be ejected from the premises if necessary.

A formal edition of the policy was scheduled for vote at the next meeting.

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