Smoking in public places is no longer permitted in Salina.
A smoking ordinance was approved by the Salina city commission and went into affect Saturday.
The ordinance promotes public health by prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment.
The ban goes far beyond Salina's former ordinance which prohibited smoking in restaurants during certain hours of the day.
Violations by persons are considered a misdemeanor with a $50 fine for the first violation $100 for the second and $200 for the third.
Businesses in violation could lose their license or permit.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.