August 2, 2010 - The City of Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York, as of August 1, 2010 no longer will smokers decide for themselves if they would honor a sign requesting them NOT to smoke. The new ordinance states that someone smoking in a smoke-free area can be asked by a police officer to move or put out the tobacco product. If the smoker refuses, a first-offense ticket is $75. A second offense is $150 and a third offense is $250. (Tompkins County, New York - cares about the health of their residents..)
VIDEO - Ithaca Smoking Ban Begins Kicking Butts by WBNG News, 8/2/2010.