A Springettsbury Township restaurant is preparing for Pennsylvania's smoking ban to go into effect by halting smoking in any part of its building early.

Al Dente Italian Restaurant, 1211 Haines Road, will go smoke free Sept. 1.

The Clean Indoor Air Act was signed June 13 and goes into effect Sept. 11, banning smoking in establishments not covered by a list of exemptions, including if a bar earns 20 percent or less of its money from food.