Pittsburgh International Airport to set outside smoking areas

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If you're going to smoke at Pittsburgh International Airport, be prepared to do some walking.

The Allegheny County Airport Authority board today approved a new policy that limits smoking outside to the "extreme ends" of the ticketing and baggage terminal, known as the landside building.

Smoking has been banned inside the airport for at least a decade. The new policy marks the first time designated areas have been established for those who want to light up outside.

Bradley D. Penrod, airport authority executive director, said officials decided to create designated areas because "we've had issues with some tenants smoking right outside" the entrances to the landside building.

Those who are caught violating the policy will be fined $50, with the money going to airport-related charitable causes.

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Mark Belko: mbelko@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1262. First Published April 11, 2013 12:45 AM


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