Charleston County smoking ban passes first reading

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County council passed the first reading of a proposed smoking ban Tuesday night.

The ban would cover bars and restaurants in the county that are not governed by city regulations.

The measure still needs to be passed by county council two more times before businesses will have to put an end to indoor smoking.

The Finance Committee of Charleston County approved the measure last Thursday that would ban smoking in bars and restaurants in unincorporated areas.

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