Other cities have tough smoking restrictions in restaurants and offices, but opponents say the provisions on smoking outdoors make the law in New York stricter. ReuterReuse content
New York - Mayor Rudy Giuliani signed into law one of the toughest anti-smoking bills in the United States, despite threats it would hurt city business. The law bans smoking in workplaces, most public places, including open-air sports stadiums, a nd restaurants with more than 30 seats. Philip Morris, the giant tobacco company, has hinted it might leave its New York headquarters.