The battle is brewing between smokers and non-smokers in Heber Springs. The city council is voting Thursday night on an ordiance to make public places smoke-free. At a meeting in December, 13 members of the public spoke in support of the ban, and another 18 spoke out against it. Some argue businesses and customers should decide where to or not to smoke. "It doesn`t come down to a smoking issue. It`s rights issue. They`re infringing on the rights of the individual to run their business how he sees fit," said Alderman Jackie McPherson, Ward 2. "I think it`s the city council`s responsibility respresenting the people to do what`s safest intrest of the people," said Derek Westmoreland, who supports the ban. Fayetteville passed a non-smoking ban, but it`s not in effect because of lawusits. So it goes to a public vote in February. Bryant, Texarkana and Prescott are considering their own versions.