Gaffney passes latest proposal to ban smoking in restaurants, public spaces

GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) –

The Gaffney City Council on Tuesday passed a new ordinance to ban smoking in public spaces, according to a city spokesperson.

City Clerk Lauren M. Clary stated the “City of Gaffney Smoke-Free Air Ordinance of 2017” passed its second reading with a 4-3 vote Tuesday night.

The ordinance will go into effect in 30 days.

The ordinance states that “without exception, smoking shall be prohibited in all enclosed restaurants and public buildings within the City of Gaffney.”

Smoking will also be banned within ten feet of restaurant entrances, windows, or outdoor seating and serving areas.

The ban also includes all outdoor amphitheaters, all outdoor public shelters, and outdoor playgrounds and parks in the city.

Read the full ordinance below.

A previous version of the ordinance failed earlier this year.

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