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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Businesses adapting to upcoming smoking ban

KINGMAN - Beginning May 1, anyone going into a restaurant, bar, government building, commercial store or place of employment will breathe a little easier.In the Nov. 7 election, Arizona residents approved the stricter of two smoking propositions that went before voters. Mohave County Environmental Health Manager Rachael Patterson said her office will investigate complaints of smoking in public areas. Details on whether the state or the county will enforce the new law are still being worked out.Patterson said her investigators must have proof of smoking at a public place, such as a restaurant, including ashtrays, cigarette butts or other evidence of smoking. Investigators will check on a complaint within days. .

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