DENTON (WBAP 24/7 News) - Denton's new smoking ban is now in effect. It took effect Wednesday.
The city ordinance, which was passed in December, bans smoking in restaurants, bowling alleys and pool halls. Outdoor patios, bars, tobacco shops, cigar bars and fraternal organizations are excluded.
Businesses have 30 days to comply with the ban and display the proper signs before enforcement begins.
County and state officials were in Denton Wednesday to meet with city leaders to educate them on the dangers of tobacco and how to help smokers who want to quit.
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