CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- One year after MUSC's campus went smoke free, the ban extends to the sidewalks and streets near the hospitals as well.
Charleston City Council members passed the smoking ordinance effective around downtown's medical district on January 8. It went into effect Friday (March 1).
The ordinance specifically applies to MUSC and Roper St. Francis and aims to reduce second-hand smoke.
Public safety officers for MUSC will enforce the ordinance. Those who violate it could be fined up to $25.
According to the ordinance, smoking is prohibited on the following streets.
The ordinance does not apply if you are in a moving vehicle.
You can view the ordinance in its entirety here.
To see a map of the affected areas, click here.
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