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Bill would ban smoking on casino floors in Iowa

State lawmakers in both the House and Senate are proposing legislation that would force casinos to comply with the state's smoking ban. Casino floors in Iowa are now exempt from following a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places. A bill sponsor
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 21, 2015 06:16

[Louisiana] E-cig supporters will back smoking ordinance if removed from the ban

  E-cig supporters argue that if cigar and hookah bars are exempt from the ordinance, their stores should be as well so that customers can "taste" vape products. Others simply say e-cigs do not pose a health threat and shouldn't be compared to cigarettes
Gambit Weekly
added Jan 20, 2015 21:56
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[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

Virgina smoking ban extends to hookah bar, court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court overturned a decision that created a loophole in the smoking ban when the Court of Appeals of Virginia found that She-Sha Hookah Cafe and Lounge was exempt from the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act because, although it served food
Washington Times
added Jan 12, 2015 23:46

[Louisiana] Smoke rings / Smoking ordinance vote deferred until Jan. 22

After three hours of often-heated argument, the committee voted 3-2 to approve a long list of changes to the original draft....exempt cigar bars and hookah lounges, allow smoking in approved bar patio areas and change the 25-feet rule to 5 feet.
Gambit Weekly
added Jan 12, 2015 20:02

[Missouri] City Amends Smoking Law for Shops That Sell Only E-Cigarettes

Shops in Washington that sell electronic, or e-cigarettes, exclusively have been granted a two-year exemption to the city’s Smoke-Free Air Act ban on inside smoking. This week, the city council voted 7-1 to amend the smoking law. Councilman Greg Skornia
Washington (MO) Missourian
added Jan 12, 2015 13:42

[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban in New Orleans would make for a healthier city: Editorial

comes down to one issue: Health... The ordinance proposed for New Orleans remedies the inequities in state law by applying the same rules to bars, nightclubs and gambling halls that restaurants have been following for almost a decade.
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 11, 2015 09:24

[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

[Virginia] Va. hookah lounge not exempt from smoking ban

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a Blacksburg hookah lounge is not exempt from the state's restaurant smoking ban. In a Thursday ruling, the court said the She-Sha Cafe and Hookah Lounge is subject to the ban because it's not exclusively a r
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 9, 2015 13:42
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