N.H. House votes to exempt cigar bars from smoking ban
Publication Date: 2008-03-05
- Publication:WCAX-TV NH
Cigar bars would be exempt from New Hampshire's smoking ban under a bill on its way to the state Senate.
The House voted without debate Wednesday to exempt businesses that gets at least 60% of their income from the sale of cigars or cigar-related products. The bill also would allow the business to have a liquor license, which under current law also requires the sale of food.
Employees would be required to sign a form acknowledging they understand the
dangers of secondhand smoke and choose to work in the cigar bar. Entry would
be prohibited to anyone under age 18.