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State Status

Any Preemption

Legislative Summary

H1518—(hookah exemption)—A bill relating to smoking in restaurants—Session Adjourned

This bill creates an exemption in the state law, which does not fully prohibit smoking in restaurants and bars, to allow smoking in hookah lounges, which are defined as any establishment, including a restaurant…that is designated specifically for use of a water pipe/hookah.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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