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City of Madison Passes Mandatory Smoking Ban

The city of Madison has officially adopted a mandatory smoke-free- air ordinance, which switched from a voluntary ban on tobacco that all city businesses followed.

Madison mayor, Mary Hawkins-Butler, says the reason for moving the smoking ban from voluntary to mandatory is because of the growth of the city.

She is expected to sign the ordinance, and the law will go into effect 30 days after it's signed.

Madison joins more than 30 cities in the state that have smoking restrictions.

Here in the Metro, Brandon, Clinton, Flora and Ridgeland have banned smoking in public places.

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