Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Minneci's Goes Smoke-Free, Joining a Growing Trend

Tuesday - Apr 11, 2006

Public Health to Award Smoke Free Recognition Certificate on April 13

"We tried just doing weekends for a while, but decided to go for it full-time." -Joseph Minneci, owner, Minneci's

CHAMPAIGN - Minneci's, at 401 S. First St., Champaign, is now a smoke-free restaurant. Owner Joeseph Minneci chose to make his restaurant smoke-free this week, adding his establishment to a growing list of eateries that are getting rid of their smoking sections altogether.

Mr. Minneci said he can sympathize with people wanting to smoke during a meal, but he felt he had to do what was best for everyone.

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