Another smoking ban goes into effect today

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- It's time to stop smoking in public places in Goose Creek.

The ban placed on smoking goes into effect Monday.

Goose Creek city council approved the city-wide smoking ban late in 2012. The ordinance focuses on places of employment to protect the health of workers.

The ordinance gives some exceptions to cigar and smoke shops. Smokers caught in the act elsewhere would face a fine of up to $25.