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County smoking ban receives honors

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County is being recognized for taking the smoking ban to another level. 

The ban is in place for county buildings such as libraries like this one, but the ban also extends to parking lots and construction sites. 

The non-profit group ‘Arizonans Concerned about Smoking' presented the county with a health leadership award. 

The award is to recognize the smoking ban Pima County put in place at the beginning of this year.  The non-profit says they were impressed by the wide range of the policy. 

The ban not only includes cigarettes and cigars but smokeless chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. 

Pima County says it is a huge honor and hopes to encourage employees and visitors alike to make healthier choices. 

The non-profit says they hope other places throughout the state will follow in Pima County's footsteps and consider the program.

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