Smoking on some of Elon, N.C.’s most traveled streets are about to become a thing of the past. On Tuesday, the town’s Board of Aldermen voted in favor of a ban on smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in the town’s downtown area, including carrying a lit tobacco product, even if not actively smoking it.
While the city has not yet posted the full text of the ban, a report by MyFox8.com indicates that violators could face a fine of $50, though the town does not plan to make enforcement a top priority. Rather, it hopes that residents and visitors will comply, with a citation and fine used only as a last resort.
Elon is home to approximately 10,000 residents as well as Elon University, which has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students.