Macomb County smoking ban approved

County ordinance will prohibit smoking within 100 feet of doors, windows of city buildings

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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - Smokers in Macomb County will have to think twice before they light up thanks to a new smoking ordinance approved Thursday night by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.

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The new ordinance prohibits lighting up within 100 feet of entryways in county owned and operated buildings. It also prohibits smoking near windows that can be opened and air intake systems. The ban will apply to cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

Violators would be hit with a $100 fine for a first offense. A second offense would mean a $250 fine and a third offense would be a $500 fine.

The changes won't be implemented immediately.

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