Carroll Opts to Enlarge Smoke Free Zones

Carroll County extends no smoking zones around government buildings from 15 feet to 50 feet. 

The new plan went into effect Monday, October 1 and will be revisited in six months.

The Carroll County Times reports:

Commissioners came to a compromise by deciding to increase the distance smokers are required to be from county-owned buildings from 15 feet to 50 feet — giving managers of buildings the option to designate specific areas for smoking away from entrances and exits of buildings.

The 50-foot requirement also applies to county job sites, vehicles and equipment. Carroll County parks will remain non-smoking.

Exemptions are in place for certain event venues and for certain buildings whose no-smoking radius is mandated by the state.

Read The Carroll County Times to learn more.