Smoking Ban Leads To Hundreds Of Daily Complaints

UNDATED (AP) - Enforcers of Ohio's new smoking ban are hearing about 200 complaints a day accusing businesses of allowing people to light up or leaving out ashtrays.

The complaints -- mostly against bars -- have been coming into the Ohio Department of Health's toll-free hot line since May Third, when the ban started against smoking at most public indoor locations.

Health Department spokesman Bret Atkins says in a little over three weeks, the state has received more than 42-hundred complaints.

Most were about businesses where smoking has continued, but some calls reported "no smoking" signs were not displayed properly.