What happens if someone violates the Smoking Ordinance?
Violation of this ordinance is here by declared to be a public nuisance and is subject to punishment. Such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof in which the violation is continued or permitted and will be fined up to $2,000.

In addition, a person who owns, manages, operates, or otherwise controls a public place or place of employment may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred (Section 54-182).

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1. Why adopt a smoking ordinance?
2. When does the Smoking Ordinance take effect?
3. Where is smoking prohibited?
4. What do you mean by "enclosed public places"?
5. Does this ordinance include city-owned facilities?
6. Can I smoke in the privacy of my own home?
7. What does Section 54-175 explain?
8. I sometimes like to relax at bars with a beverage and a cigarette; am I not allowed to smoke a cigarette in a bar anymore, since it is considered a "public place"?
9. My company has a section at work that is designated for smoking, are employees allowed to smoke in this area?
10. Can I smoke at the outdoor flea market?
11. My place of business has ashtrays placed outside entrance of my establishment, am I allowed to have the ashtrays there?
12. I own a business, how do I know that my business is in compliance with this ordinance?
13. Who is responsible to enforce the Smoking Ordinance?
14. What happens if someone violates the Smoking Ordinance?
15. How can I learn more about this ordinance?