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Bill Reverses Hawaii's Smoking Ban in Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants

Publication Date: 2007-01-31
  • Author:Rep. Colleen Meyer, R-Kaaawa
  • Publication:Hawaii Reporter

I drafted and introduced Bill H.B. No. 792 in the Hawaii State House of Representatives to exempt bars, nightclubs, and restaurants from the complete ban on smoking, provided that exterior signage adequately warns the public that smoking is allowed within.

I'm very concerned with the calls my office is receiving about the loss of revenue that small business owners are experiencing across the state since the statewide smoking ban went into affect in November.