The new year is bringing a new smoking ban to the island of Oahu, as bills banning smoking at all city parks, beaches and bus stops–including within 20 feet of a bus stop and shelter–will go into effect.
The installation of signs reminding residents of the ban has begun, according to an Associated Press report on StarTribune.com. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined in the installation work this week.
The bills were passed by the Honolulu City Council in January, and provides for fines ranging from $100 for the first fine to $500 for the third and any subsequent violations. The only exception to the ban is on city owned golf courses, will smoking will continue to be allowed.