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Published August 16, 2010, 08:20 PM

Helping Businesses Adjust to Smoking Ban

The Grand Forks Public Health Department is helping businesses adjust to the new smoking ban that went into effect Sunday.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

The Grand Forks Public Health Department is helping businesses adjust to the new smoking ban that went into effect Sunday.

The Health Department says they have heard a lot of positive feedback about the ban from both bar owners and citizens.

The Health Department is offering free signs and tips for business owners to go smoke-free.

Haley Thorson with the Grand Forks Public Health Department says the smoking ban is beneficial for the entire community.

"They're taking the opportunity to provide a place that the public is going to enjoy. I mean, We have a survey that we did, you know, last fall that shows that the public very strongly supported moving this policy forward," Haley Thorson, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, said.

Thorson says many business have taken advantage of the free signs, and they are using this ordinance as an opportunity to re-vamp their establishments.

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