Smoking Ban 

But it allows smokers to light up again after 10 p.m.

Maine’s largest city enacted the ordinance to decrease the public’s exposure to second-hand smoke.

Mayor Ed Suslovic says second-hand smoke is a dangerous toxin. He says employees and patrons of restaurants and bars should be able to work or have a meal without exposure to such a serious health hazard.

Portland also now prohibits smoking at or within 20 feet of city-owned or maintained beaches, playgrounds and athletic facilities, except in specifically designated areas.