Petal city officials consider smoking ban

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