Boulder aims to bolster smoking ban |

Boulder aims to bolster smoking ban

Associated Press
Boulder, CO Colorado

BOULDER, Colorado ” The Boulder City Council is considering a measure to toughen the city’s smoking regulations.

State law bans smoking within 15 feet of the main entrance of a building. Boulder’s proposition would ban it within 15 feet of any entrance to a building.

The proposal would also tighten regulations on smoking in enclosed porches or balconies.

It’s currently legal to smoke on porches or balconies enclosed in canvas or plastic. The new rules would ban smoking in any enclosed space, regardless of the material used.

City officials say most restaurants and bars with enclosed patios already ban smoking in these areas voluntarily.

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The Council takes up the proposals Tuesday.

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