PA comes down hard on smoking ban violators

    Within Philadelphia’s boundaries, city law dictates where smokers can light up. Outside the city – in restaurants, bars, and other businesses across the state, the state’s smoking ban sets the rules. Since the law went into effect in September, officials say they’ve sent out more than 300 warning letters about following the law. WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

    Within Philadelphia’s boundaries, city law dictates where smokers can light up. Outside the city – in restaurants, bars, and other businesses across the state, the state’s smoking ban sets the rules. Since the law went into effect in September, officials say they’ve sent out more than 300 warning letters about following the law. WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

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