Although restaurants and bars will get an additional 16 days, Fort Collins, Colo. has set a day when smoking on patios at bars and restaurants will come to an end: January 17, 2014.
According to a report from The Coloradoan, this is an extension on the January 1 date originally suggested. The ban not only makes it illegal to smoke at an outdoor bar or patio, but it also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of an outdoor dining area or bus stop for the city’s public transportation.
Smoking is already banned indoor places of work, public facilities and restaurants as bars, as well as 20 feet from entrances to these buildings.
The new ordinance is said to directly affect at least 16 bars and restaurants that allow smoking outside.
Fort Collins is a city of 150,000 located 65 miles north of Denver. It is home to Colorado State University.