York County, South Carolina Council passes smoking ban..

February 4, 2009 - The ban applies to all businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county, though municipalities such as Fort Mill, Clover and York won't be affected. Rock Hill passed a similar measure last month.

Under the ban, people who light up inside businesses, restaurants and other indoor public places could face fines as high as $50. Businesses that allow people to smoke in violation of the bans also could be fined. The vote was the final one needed to make the ban permanent, though leaders say they won't begin enforcing it until May 1, 2009. The ban also doesn't apply to people smoking in their homes.

Reference: York County Council passes smoking ban Unanimous vote paves way for law to take effect May 1 by Charles D. Perry - The Herald Online, 3/2/2009.

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