Officials in Petal are considering a smoking
A proposed ordinance would prohibit smoking in most public
places, including restaurants and shopping malls.
Petal would join a growing list of municipalities to ban smoking
in some places.
The ordinance also would prohibit smoking within 20 feet of
public entrances, windows and ventilation systems of enclosed areas
where smoking is prohibited.
If the law is passed, violators could be subject to a $1,000