The Star Tribune reports the people who run the Minnesota State Fair will curtail smoking there.
Instead, smokers will be required to gather in designated smoking areas.
It hasn’t been decided yet how many smoking areas there will be nor where they will be located.
It’s also not been decided whether outside dining areas or drinking areas will be smoke-free, the paper says.
The fair committee studied what other outdoor entertainment venues do for smokers. Disneyworld, for example, also has designated areas (near the exit to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad if you’re heading that way).
Part of this is the second-hand smoke concern (although that doesn’t seem to stop the pork-chop booth), but much of it is likely due to last year’s incident in which a little kid got a cigarette in the eye.