LOUDON, N.H. — The New Hampshire Motor Speedway says it’s banned smoking in the grandstand seating areas.

The Loudon racetrack says there will be designated smoking areas throughout the concourse level, and that smoking will still be allowed in parking lots, campgrounds and in souvenir, display and hospitality areas.

The track says that people who are spotted smoking will be directed to designated smoking areas, and that repeat offenders will be asked to leave the track.

In a message posted on its website, the track says it created the policy with the goal of reducing the risk of secondhand-smoke to its customers.

The new policy drew strong comments on the track’s Facebook page from people who were happy and angry with the policy.

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