Lawmaker introduces smoking ban exemption
Publication Date: 1/21/2005
- Author:SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
- Publication:Providence Journal
State Rep. Joseph L. Faria, D-Central Falls, says several bar owners in his district have complained about the new antismoking law.
Rep. Joseph L. Faria has introduced a bill that would exempt any bar that does not serve food from the ban.
The law -- which takes effect March 1 -- prohibits smoking in just about every public enclosed space including offices, malls, restaurants, bars and bowling alleys. Smoking would be allowed in a handful of places including cigar bars and sections of Lincoln Park and Newport Grand.