The Plain Dealer features a story on a new anti-smoking law. All workplaces, bars, restaurants, and even truck cabs have to toss out their ashtrays and go totally smokeless, although throwing an ashtray out of a moving truck is not advised.
Does this mean you are breaking the law if you are a tobacco-using trucker driving through Ohio today?
According to supporters of the smoking ban, the new law only affects trucks based in Ohio. If you are an out of state trucker and just passing through, feel free to puff away.
The law is designed to cut back on secondhand smoke, with enforcement is based on complaints. If you are a lone trucker, you are probably not going to get busted.
The Ohio Trucking Association is expected to ask the state legislature to exempt truckers from the ban.