Chester County like to approve measure to keep smokers away from public buildings

    Chester County looks set to adopt a measure that would prevent people from smoking near the public entrances of county buildings.

    The county’s Wellness Committee wants smokers to be at least 25 feet away from a county building entrance before lighting up. It’s unclear if county district courts, housed mostly in private buildings, will be part of the measure.

    The Daily Local reports the move, which expands on an old decision to prohibit smoking in county buildings, will prevent a gaggle of smokers from gathering around building entrances in a cloud of smoke.

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