Tougher smoking rules proposed for airport

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Smoking on airport property could soon cost you $75. Friday, the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board will vote on changes aimed at strengthening its smoking ordinance.

Smoking has been banned at all Indianapolis airport properties for several years. The only place it's allowed is "within privately-owned vehicles while on an Airport Facility."

The changes would eliminate the written warning for a first-time offense, allowing violators to be cited on the spot. The amended ordinance would also broaden the number of people authorized to enforce the ban to include airport directors, managers, firefighters and parking supervisors, in addition to airport police officers.

E-cigarettes and vapor pens would also be prohibited under the new rules.

If approved, the changes will take place April 1, 2014.