In Nevada City, where there's smoke there's a fine.

It can happen in the city's historic district where it's illegal to light up a cigarette publicly.  

City officials are considering beefing up that smoking ordinance to make it a misdemeanor with a sizable fine if you're caught.

Right now, you pay $175 fine without the misdemeanor.  

That law went into effect in 2012 after complaints business people and residents who work and shop in downtown Nevada City.