Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB5070 - (cigar lounge exemption) - An Act relating to establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist - Reintroduced and retained in present status - Session Adjourned

This bill creates an exemption for establishments holding a tobacco products retailer's license to be designated as a cigar lounge or retail tobacconist shop, and to allow the smoking of tobacco products, purchased on the premises or elsewhere, if it is physically separated from any areas or adjacent location where smoking is prohibited under state law. The license costs $17,500 for a cigar lounge and $5,000 for a tobacco shop.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause