The map above shows the counties (in gray) and cities (marked with gray circles) whose health departments have opted not to enforce the statewide smoking ban. None of the four states bordering Ohio - Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania - have statewide smoking bans, although some have smoking bans in certain cities. Officials in Mercer County are contemplating turning the enforcement duty over to the state.
The Mercer County-Celina City Health Department could become the 14th health department out of 131 across the state of Ohio to quit enforcement of the no smoking ban if fiscal options aren't found. [More