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City's Latest Smoking Crackdown Subsides

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The Department of Health's recent smoking crackdown netted five scofflaws who must now negotiate with the city in order to remain in business. To catch the violators in the act, the DOH sent undercover inspectors to well known hot spots on a nightly basis for weeks, hoping to dole out as much punishment as possible. Apparently, the nightly inspections have come to an end, but according to a club owner who was subject to these visits, some venues have learned their lesson. Owners are instructing staff to force customers to put out their cigarettes or take them outside, and some have even designated staff to be on cig duty. Getting people to stop lighting up in clubs again will probably take some time, but it seems that the recent raids had the desired impact.
· City Moves To Shut The Box And Smoke Filled Clubs [~ENY~]
· Smoking Ban Coverage [~ENY~]

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