The smoking line is drawn


William S. Tribell | Daily News Debbie Hunter, owner of Sew Perfect Studios located downtown in Middlesboro on 20th Street stands at the line she has drawn on the road in front of her store. The line represents where she would have to go to smoke to not be in violation of the new smoking ordinance that went to effect on Aug. 24. The ordinance states smoking must be at least 20 feet from the doorway of a business. “This ordinance takes away my right to decide what I can do within my own business,” said Hunter. “Also many businesses in town — like mine have residents above them. So the people living there can’t even sit on their own stoop and smoke. This line in front of my business shows how ill conceived this ordinance is.”


William S. Tribell | Daily News

Debbie Hunter, owner of Sew Perfect Studios located downtown in Middlesboro on 20th Street stands at the line she has drawn on the road in front of her store. The line represents where she would have to go to smoke to not be in violation of the new smoking ordinance that went to effect on Aug. 24. The ordinance states smoking must be at least 20 feet from the doorway of a business. “This ordinance takes away my right to decide what I can do within my own business,” said Hunter. “Also many businesses in town — like mine have residents above them. So the people living there can’t even sit on their own stoop and smoke. This line in front of my business shows how ill conceived this ordinance is.”

William S. Tribell | Daily News Debbie Hunter, owner of Sew Perfect Studios located downtown in Middlesboro on 20th Street stands at the line she has drawn on the road in front of her store. The line represents where she would have to go to smoke to not be in violation of the new smoking ordinance that went to effect on Aug. 24. The ordinance states smoking must be at least 20 feet from the doorway of a business. “This ordinance takes away my right to decide what I can do within my own business,” said Hunter. “Also many businesses in town — like mine have residents above them. So the people living there can’t even sit on their own stoop and smoke. This line in front of my business shows how ill conceived this ordinance is.”
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_1-debbie.hunter.jpgWilliam S. Tribell | Daily News Debbie Hunter, owner of Sew Perfect Studios located downtown in Middlesboro on 20th Street stands at the line she has drawn on the road in front of her store. The line represents where she would have to go to smoke to not be in violation of the new smoking ordinance that went to effect on Aug. 24. The ordinance states smoking must be at least 20 feet from the doorway of a business. “This ordinance takes away my right to decide what I can do within my own business,” said Hunter. “Also many businesses in town — like mine have residents above them. So the people living there can’t even sit on their own stoop and smoke. This line in front of my business shows how ill conceived this ordinance is.”
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