Most Ohio businesses comply with the state’s smoking ban, but the majority of those caught breaking the law aren’t paying their fines.
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Since Ohioans voted in 2006 to ban smoking inside most buildings, making Ohio the first Midwestern state and the first tobacco-growing state to enact such a ban, our reporters have continued to follow the story and do periodic updates on how the state is collecting fines and enforcing the law.
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Smoke-free Workplace Act by the numbers
At least 136 Dayton area businesses have been fined for violating the law
Only 38 percent of fines statewide have been collected, leaving $2.3 million on the table
80 percent of local outstanding fines are from the top 10 offenders
Officials estimate 95 percent of Ohio businesses comply with the law