: News

Falls Church Police Issue Va.'s First Citations Under Smoking Ban

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

More than nine months into Virginia's ban on smoking in restaurants, police say they have issued their first citations under the law.

Ten people were stopped in a crackdown on smoking at restaurants in Falls Church this week.

Responding to months of complaints, police in Falls Church say they cited six smokers for lighting up at a group of Vietnamese restaurants in Eden Center over the weekend.

Four restaurant owners were also cited for allowing smoking in their establishments.

Police say the restaurant owners and their patrons had been warned several times that smoking is now against the law.

Violators can face $25 fines.


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.