Wednesday, December 19 2012 1:20 AM EST2012-12-19 06:20:21 GMT
By Nikki Gaskinsngaskins@abcnews4.comCHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)—Lighting up in downtown Charleston could get a little harder for smokers. On Tuesday, Charleston City Council passed first reading of an ordinanceMore >>
On Tuesday, Charleston City Council passed first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking on certain sidewalks and streets near hospitals. The ordinance specifically applies to MUSC and Roper St. Francis.More >>
Tuesday, December 18 2012 5:17 PM EST2012-12-18 22:17:34 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A smoking ordinance is up for first reading at Tuesday ngiht's Charleston City Council meeting. Both the Medical University of South Carolina and Roper Hospital complexes areMore >>
A smoking ordinance is up for first reading at Tuesday night's Charleston City Council meeting.More >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The City of Charleston is imposing a new smoking ban for outdoor areas in the city's hospital district.
Beginning March 1, people will not be able to smoke on streets, sidewalks and even in parked cars in the area around the Medical University of South Carolina and the Roper-St. Francis Hospital.
The ban was approved by city council Tuesday night. It will be enforced by hospital security staffs. Violations carry a $25 fine. People will be able to smoke in cars, as long as the cars are moving.
Supporters of the ban say it's designed so hospital patients don't have to walk through smoke-filled areas to get to their doctors. Opponents call it as an infringement on personal freedom.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
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