Tobacco-Free Awareness

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In January we raise awareness on tobacco free environments and celebrating the anniversary of North Carolina's historic smoke-free restaurants and bars law. The statewide smoke-free law will protect hospitality workers who earn a living working in restaurants and bars, and the general public attending these venues, from the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and the other serious illnesses caused by secondhand smoke. The law requires restaurants and bars to post no-smoking signs, remove ashtrays, and ask smokers to step outside to smoke. Businesses not complying with the law can be fined up to $200 per day, and smokers who refuse to comply can be fined up to $50 by local law enforcement for defying the law.

Last Updated: 12-25-2013
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