NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) North Myrtle Beach is one step closer to going smoke free. During Monday's City Council meeting the first reading of a smoke free ordinance passed with a 4 to 3 vote.
Consider This: Leaders who voted in favor of this ordinance were Councilman Thomas, Baldwin, Coyne and Mayor Marilyn Hatley. Nice job. I find it interesting that other elected officials choose to hide behind business rights as their justification for not supporting a smoke free workplace. Ironically, while they tout their pro-business stance, they ignore basic human rights. I wouldn't call that leadership.
Again, congratulations to the four leaders who had the courage to do the right thing. North Myrtle Beach is a better place because of your leadership.
Even though the minority can be vocal, especially when dealing with smoking issues, remember the majority supports your efforts. Stay committed and keep up the fight. Let's get this ordinance passed on February 6th.