There have been no violators reported in the first two days of College Station's new smoking ban, according to police.
The new laws went into effect Sunday.
Police in College Station will not be ticketing violators for the first 30 days -- only issuing warnings.
When 30 days is up, if you're caught smoking at a College Station bar, restaurant or business, it will cost you $140.
According to officials at the College Station Municipal Court, part of the fine, $71 will go to the city, while $69 make up state fees.
Currently, the city's Code Enforcement is reminding businesses about the new rules.
The ban not only includes smoking in restaurants and bars, but in any workplace in College Station.
The new rules maintain smokers must be 20 feet from a business's front door, and 10 feet from a back or side door, before lighting up.
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