Cherryville, N.C. has banned smoking in publicly-owned buildings, city-owned grounds, parks, vehicles and most businesses.
Smoking will still be allowed in “certain tobacco shops, premises of tobacco manufacturers and growers, smoking guest rooms in lodging establishments, certain cigar bars, private clubs and live production sets.”
The new ordinance covers cigarettes, cigars, pipes and e-cigarettes.
Individuals caught smoking in prohibited areas can be fined for $50. Businesses found in violation will be issued a warning for a first violation, a second warning and “administrative penalties” for a second violation and any subsequent violation can result in a fine of up to $200 per day in violation.
Cherryville is located in Gaston County, N.C. about 30 miles northwest of Charlotte. It has a population around 6,000.