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W.Va. capital city seeks to clear the smoke

Apr. 25, 2013 @ 06:28 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite a ban on smoking at outdoor dining areas in Charleston’s central business district, some diners are lighting up.

The City Council’s planning committee is intent on snuffing that practice when it meets Thursday.

Councilman Andy Richardson told the Charleston Gazette the city believed the no-smoking regulation passed one year ago was clear, but he says that apparently is not the case.

Only two restaurants along Capitol Street offer fenced-in outdoor dining.

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