Smoking Ban Now Reality And In Full Force

Smokers if you love to light it up after you eat at your favorite restaurant you'll need to take it outside as the North Carolina smoking ban took effect at Midnight Saturday.

Expect to see no-smoking signs outside restaurants as you come in. The state makes posting no-smoking signs a requirement.

Also, you shouldn't find any ash trays available to you either. Patrons who are caught taking a drag inside a restaurant could face fines up to 50 dollars.

A business that refuses to comply could face fines up to 200 dollars a day.

"I support the ban because smoking is a bad habit and with the cold weather it's a good way to make you want to quit smoking," says Will Futrell who is a current smoker.

Outside restaurants can allow smoking as well as private clubs.

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