Legislature's proposed indoor smoking ban ignites debate
Publication Date: 2005-03-21
- Author:Liz Fabian
- Publication:Macon Telegraph
While the Georgia Senate passed a ban on smoking in most public buildings, a House committee voted last Tuesday to allow smoking in bars and restaurants if the minimum age for entry is 18 years old.
The full House must now debate the issue.
The exemption to the ban could create a dilemma for restaurants that include bars. In order to allow smoking, owners would have to turn away those under 18.