(A) Any per­son who smokes in an area where smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed under the pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle shall be guilty of an offense pun­ish­able by:

(1)     A fine of not less than Twen­­ty-Five Dol­lars ($25.00) for a first violation.

(2)     A fine of not less than Fifty Dol­lars ($50.00) for a sec­ond violation.

(3)     A fine of not less than One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) and not more than Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($500.00) for a third and sub­se­quent violation(s).

(B) Any per­son who owns, man­ages, oper­ates or oth­er­wise con­trols a pub­lic place, a place of employ­ment or an open air din­ing area that per­mits smok­ing in an area where smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed under the pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle, shall be guilty of an offense pun­ish­able by a fine of (i) not less than One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) for the first vio­la­tion, (ii) not less than Two Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($250.00) for the sec­ond vio­la­tions, and (iii) not less than Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($500.00) for each addi­tion­al vio­la­tion there­after, unless said addi­tion­al vio­la­tion has 
occurred with­in one (1) year after the first vio­la­tion, in which case the min­i­mum fine shall be not less than One Thou­sand Dol­lars ($1,000.00).  The max­i­mum amount of fine to be levied here­in shall not exceed Two Thou­sand Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($2,500.00) for each violation.

(C) Each day that any vio­la­tion of this Arti­cle shall con­tin­ue shall con­sti­tute a sep­a­rate offense.