New Hope Bans Smoking At Restaurants

Smoke-free restaurants aren’t just limited to Philadelphia (and, well, nearly every large city) any more. The Morning Call is reporting that New Hope is banning smoking in restaurants and bars, starting in June. The 1.3 square mile village has over 50 restaurants and bars and will be only the municipality besides Philadelphia in the state to ban smoking. The new regulations are stricter than Philly’s; not only is smoking banned inside restaurants and bars, but it also covers smoking on sidewalks and streets with 20 feet of restaurant and bar entrances. Smoking will still be permitted at outdoor cafes. Restaurants and bars that skirt the ban face a $600 fine.

A breath of fresh air [The Morning Call]

New Hope Bans Smoking At Restaurants