A judge has ruled that a statewide smoking
ban is legal.
The decision was handed down Tuesday by Sedgwick County Judge
Jeffrey Goering in a lawsuit filed by Wichita business owners. The
business owners wanted to follow the less restrictive city
ordinance rather than the state law.
Attorney General Steve Six called the ruling another victory for
public health in Kansas.
Six said in a written statement that the proper forum for their
concerns is with the Legislature and not the court system.