Ohio smoking ban enforcement delayed

| 12/11/2006

Ohio officials have decided to delay enforcement of the state's new smoking ban until specific rules and regulations are written up by the state health department.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, that could mean an enforcement delay of two months or more.

The decision not to enforce the ban - which was supposed to go into effect last week - came after talks between the state attorney general and two groups that filed legal challenges to the new law.

So, for the time being, businesses and workplaces that receive complaints about smoking will only receive an informational letter.