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Published January 24, 2013, 04:40 PM

Businesses are paying for the new smoking ban

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- New signs are on the way, after Voters in November decided they wanted the state to go smoke free.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- New signs are on the way, after Voters in November decided they wanted the state to go smoke free.

When measure four passed, not only did the state go smoke free, but all businesses are now required to put signs up on every entrance, and signs in every work vehicle.

State lawmakers are considering a house bill that would reimburse business owners for the costs incurred from the new statewide smoking ban.

Tom Balzer with the ND Motor Carriers Association says, "The cost to comply and the amount of signs needed to comply is just astronomical. It's unreasonable."

The ND Center for Tobacco Prevention & Control says businesses aren't required to post a particular sign. It can be handwritten or printed off the breathe ND website.

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