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No citations on first day of smoking restrictions

There have been no citations issued locally in connection with statewide smoking limits that went into effect Tuesday.

The voter-approved law prohibits smoking in bars without special ventilation and requires that smoking areas be 20 feet outside entrances to most buildings. Those rules come on top of local ordinances governing restaurants and workplaces.

“There are no citations that we’ve issued,” said Marcy Flanagan, senior program manager with the Pima County Health Department. “The first six to eight months is being looked at as an education period.”

She said the department will not issue citations “unless we see gross violations,” such as a bar that refuses to tell its patrons to stop smoking inside.

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