Geneva’s Smoking Ban Seen as Unfair

A Geneva businessman believes that city's new smoke ordinance may put him out-of-work.

Marcus Towles has operated his tattoo shop in downtown Geneva for several years.

Towles says most of his customers smoke, and he has never allowed them to light-up inside the business.

But he disagrees with a portion of the law which prohibits smoking from within 25-feet outside a business.

He believes that goes a bit too far, and may cause some folks to go elsewhere.

"It's always been a non-smoking establishment because of the health aspects of smoking inside. But, my customers could smoke outside and we've never had a problem," said Towles.

Geneva's new smoking ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on July fourth.

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