Cottonwood Has Toughest Smoking Ordinance

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The town of Cottonwood now has the strictest smoking ordinance in the entire state of Alabama.

Working with the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, Cottonwood officials adopted the ordinance which prohibits smoking within 15 feet of the front of a public building, and smokers must discard their butts and ashes in a trash can, or they could be fined or taken to court.

Also, if a minor under the age of 19 is caught with a tobacco product, they will also face a fine or a court date.

The Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership is using a $25,000 grant to encourage cities to pass stricter smoking ordinances.