City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia's Indoor Smoking LawThe 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for -- and receive -- exemptions.
Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking BanLawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
Sources: Phila. City Council and Mayor May End Future Smoking Ban ExemptionsSources tell KYW Newsradio that City Council and the mayor want to change Philadelphia's smoking law so that no additional exemptions to the ban could be granted in the future.
Mayor Nutter Orders All City Parks To Be Smoke-Free, ImmediatelyUnder the order, smoking is prohibited in more than 125 Philadelphia neighborhood parks, including dozens in the sprawling Fairmount Park system, totalling 11,000 acres of public space.
Officials Looking For Solution To Smokers In Criminal Justice Center StairwellsCity officials say nearly 20 years after the Criminal Justice Center opened, they're still stymied by a stinking problem: people puffing on cigarettes in the building's stairwells in defiance of Philadelphia's smoking ban.