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Stricter Secondhand Smoke Law Passes In Bethel

Sep 12, 2018

Smokers in Bethel must now stay 50 ft. back from businesses and all public building entrances, including public access handicap ramps.
Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

It’s official smokers: you must be 50 feet back from building entrances to smoke, and this now includes public access handicap ramps. The Bethel City Council voted unanimously in favor of stricter secondhand smoke protections at Tuesday's meeting.

 

Businesses and all public buildings must now also post no-smoking signs visible near handicap ramps. The council set the fine for violating the updated law at $75. The new smoking restrictions take effect on the first of the new year.

 

All council members voted in favor, except for Brian Henry, who was absent.