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State smoking ban begins Monday

Publication Date: 2009-05-31
  • Author:Adrian Sanchez
  • Publication:Columbus (NE) Telegram

The Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act of 2008 will go into effect Monday, but some local businesses have already made the transition to go smoke-free while others look to make accommodations for their smoking patrons.

The state law that requires workplaces, restaurants and bars to be 100 percent smoke-free initially received mixed reviews locally following its passage last year, but a couple local businesses took pre-emptive action and made the transition early.

Ron Sedlak, owner of Pawnee Bar, said the decision to go smoke free last August was one of the best business decisions he had made.

"It was great. We should have done it years ago," Sedlak said.

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