New York State Bill Would Ban Smoking In Hotels

A new bill introduced by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) would add hotel and motel room to a list of indoor smoking would be banned in the state of New York. The proposal introduced by Zebrowski is based on personal experience.

According to Zebrowksi on WGRZ-2, “I’ll be honest, I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, one of the things I’ve noticed is if you are above, below or next to a smoking room — even if you’re a non-smoker — it comes right through the vents.

As the law currently reads hotel rooms rented to one or more guests are on a list of seven spaces exempted from the state’s indoor ban on smoking. Some of the other places exempt are private residences, cigar bars and retail tobacco shops.

So far the bill is in just the Assembly and has yet to pick up a sponsor in the Senate.

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