CONWAY, SC (WMBF) The push for smoking ordinances across Horry County is now front and center in Conway. City leaders are holding public forums to get feedback before taking a vote. Few people have turned out which would appear to mean that few people have an issue with the city going smoke free. If the majority had an issue with it, they would show up to protest.
Consider This: Many business owners in North Myrtle Beach, Florence or Surfside Beach will tell you their business is up since indoor smoking was banned. That's no surprise. However, the initial reaction from some businesses in cities that are considering going smoke free is doom and gloom. When businesses say they will lose customers that's merely a scare tactic coming from a business person who doesn't know the facts. And if going smoke free is going to ruin someone's business, they probably don't have a very good business model in the first place.
Conway leaders have the opportunity to be progressive, to do the right thing. Make your city a better place for the residents of Conway and the thousands of guests that visit each year. Continue the move to create a smoke free Horry County.