Jamestown goes smoke free in March
A new era began in Jamestown and statewide last March 1 when all businesses in the state were required by law to maintain a smoke free workplace.
Gov. Donald Carcieri signed the “Public Health and Workplace Safety Law” in June 2004 and gave bars and restaurants around the state until March to comply with strict no smoking laws.
All enclosed public places, including but not limited to restaurants, bars, laundrymats, offices, stores, public transportation waiting areas, shopping malls and sports arenas, are now required to maintain a smoke-free atmosphere, according to the health department’s rules and regulations.