What Ever Happened Since the Smoking Ban
Publication Date: 2010-04-18
It's been nearly a year since Nebraska's smoking ban went into effect on June first.
The law prohibits smoking in all public places and most private businesses, including restaurants and bars...
Terry Krohn, the director, said only 11 complaints have come from that area.
Health officials visited six of those businesses due to multiple reports of violations.
Krohn said, "I think that really the public is policing it. Employees are policing it and most of what we hear is gratitude from people that establishments are non-smoking now."
In fact, according to a recent state survey of one thousand people, 80% said they support the ban. More than 80% said they go to bars or clubs as much or even more often than they did before.