LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is planning to hold a community educational forum next week to discuss the possibility of expanding Louisville's smoke free ordinance to include electronic cigarettes and hookah products.

According to a news release, the forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the headquarters of the Department of Public Health and Wellness, located at 400 E. Gray Street. During the forum, the public will have the opportunity to hear from local experts, ask questions and share comments.

Panelists will include:

  • Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, FAHA, professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine;
  • Robert Jacobs, PhD, professor at the University of Louisville School of Health and Information Sciences;
  • Paul Kiser, PhD; assistant professor at Bellarmine University;
  • Carol Riker, MSN, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, UK College of Nursing;
  • Monica Mundy, MPH, Community Advisor for the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy at the University of Kentucky.

In 2008, Louisville enacted a comprehensive Smoke-free ordinance, prohibiting smoking tobacco products in all indoor public places and worksites.

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