Smoking snuffed in Connecticut restaurants

Smoking sections in Connecticut restaurants are now a thing of the past. The statewide smoking ban went into effect Wednesday for restaurants that employ five or more people.If the establishment is caught violating the law, it will cost $99 in fines. Non-smokers are glad saying they can enjoy a smoke-free meal. But as the ashtrays cleared, so did some of the customers. Georgia Kassimis, of Family Diner in Norwalk, said customers who normally have breakfast only had coffee and then they left. The second phase of the law, which goes into effect on April 1, will effect bars statewide.

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