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No smoking ban problems in Rock County

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Steve Benton
July 12, 2010
— One week into the state's new smoking ban law, it appears there have been no major uprisings.

Police officials in both Janesville and Beloit say it's been quiet, with no complaints. They also say smokers have known this day was coming for a long time so the anger has had time to simmer.


Beloit city manager, Larry Arft says the city has been busy processing the final requests from bars and taverns to build outdoor patios or decks to accommodate smokers. He says in some cases, the city has had to rezone property or sign conditional use permits, in order for the addition to meet city codes.



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