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[Nebraska] AUDIO: Bill to re-legalize cigar bars heard

Monday, advocates argued people should be allowed to smoke a cigar and have a drink in cigar bars, while opponents said cigars are a cancer risk and the cigar bars should not be allowed. Nebraska banned indoor smoking in most places of business in 2008.
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
added Jan 26, 2015 20:21

[Nebraska] Cigar-smoking ban takes effect Thursday

Nebraska's long-awaited cigar-smoking ban is in effect as of Thursday, according to a message Jake’s Cigars & Spirits posted to its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.
Daily Nebraskan
added Jan 26, 2015 20:20

[Nebraska] VIDEO: New licenses for area cigar bars sit at City Hall

"We were never even a party to the original suit, so we think cigar bars are at least entitled to a hearing, and we are entitled to use that license and we still have that license on the wall," Kelley said.
added Jan 17, 2015 20:08

New attempt to exempt cigar bars from Nebraska smoking ban

While the intent of the bill, introduced by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill, is clear, its ability to stand up to a constitutional challenge is not. The state Supreme Court's ruling last August stemmed from a lawsuit by the owner of Big John's Billiards in
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 17, 2015 19:19

[Nebraska] Larson introduces bill to restore smoking in cigar bars and tobacco shops

And an old ally, former State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha, will be the lobbyist pushing to restore smoking in cigar bars and tobacco shops. Lautenbaugh had sponsored the 2009 law that had allowed an exemption to the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act for s
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Jan 10, 2015 15:46

VIDEO: Paperwork may delay changes for Nebraska cigar bars

Jake’s and the other 10 cigar bars around the state are expecting official notification at any time, telling them to stop allowing smoking. “When that letter comes, then we will cease smoking, but until that point, people can smoke in here,” Jason Hutch
added Jan 5, 2015 23:45

Nebraska cigar bars must go smoke-free when new liquor licenses arrive; senator plans new proposal

Cigar bar owners now are putting their hopes on the Nebraska Legislature, where State Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill said he intends to offer a new cigar bar proposal. Larson said he will introduce a measure that would allow cigar smoking in specially lice
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Jan 5, 2015 23:34

[Nebraska] Cigar bars prepare for last smoking customers

Cigar bar owners expect Monday to be the last day their customers can smoke cigars and cigarillos indoors. The state Supreme Court declared cigar bar and tobacco shop smoking unconstitutional in August after an Omaha pool hall challenged the constitutio
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Jan 5, 2015 22:52

[Nebraska] VIDEO: Cigar bars prepare for big changes

“All the ashtrays go off the tables, so to speak,” Bob Batt, of the Liquor Control Commission, said. In August, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the exemption that allowed smoking in cigar bars was unconstitutional. But cigar bars had been operatin
added Jan 3, 2015 22:26

[Nebraska] EDITORIAL: OPINION: Smoking

For every study that came out proving that smoking was killing people, nicotine peddlers trolled up another shill in a white lab coat who’d be willing to concoct fictitious controversy...When you finally quit, you won’t just be saving your health. You’ll
Scottsbluff (NE) Star-Herald
added Dec 2, 2014 07:24
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