Last night the Duluth City Council voted 7-2 to approve a city ordiance prohibiting smoking within 15 feet of a transportation shelter. While state law already required most enclosed bus shelters to be smokefree, this is the first Minnesota community to require the 15 foot buffer zone around the shelters. City council member Todd Fedora, one of the two ‘no’ votes, isn’t happy: ‚ÄúWe are potentially creating scofflaws of people if they‚Äôre enjoying a cigarette while walking down the sidewalk,‚Äù he said. But council member Patrick Boyle, a physician, is thrilled:¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud that Duluth will be a pioneer on this issue.‚Äù (qoutes via Duluth News-Tribune) Boyle thinks this idea will spread to other communities in Minnesota. What do you think?