Fort Collins city officials are considering expanding no-smoking rules to include outdoor dining areas and bar patios. Smoking also would be prohibited within 20 feet of an outdoor dining area under the proposed regulation, and would be banned at Transfort bus benches and other transit facilities, such as MAX stations.

During a recent City Council work session on the proposal, most council members said they support applying the smoking ban to outdoor eating areas. They also would consider regulating banning smoking in parks, on trails and in heavily used pedestrian areas such as Old Town Square.