If you are a customer of bars and restaurants in Alton, you may soon see more cigarette diffusers near the doors.  You can’t smoke inside anymore, following the passage of a state law several years ago, so many smokers head for the exits when they need a fix.  If there are no ashtrays, the butts usually wind up on the sidewalk or street.


So Second Ward Alderwoman Carolyn MacAfee would like to see diffusers placed around the businesses, and have those business owners be held responsible for keeping their area clean.


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The resolution to introduce the changes will come before the Committee of the Whole Monday night.  If it passes, the ordinance process would likely take another month to complete. 


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