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Waco, TX Approves Bar/Restaurant Smoking Ban

According to a published report in the Waco Tribune smoking in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces will become illegal after January 1, 2016. The ban did undergo some minor tweaks that will allow businesses to create a smoking patio and it was passed 5-1. The new ordinance replaces one that was adopted in 2009 that exempted existing bars and allowed walled off, separately ventilated smoking rooms in restaurants and other businesses. The lone vote and voice […]

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Austria Bans Smoking In Restaurants

The government of Austria has passed a law that will ban smoking in restaurants as well as other food providers. The measure won’t go into effect until May 1st, 2018 however, if you switch over voluntarily before July 1st, 2016 the government is offering an incentive. Restaurants who switch over before July 1st 2016 will be eligible for a 30 percent fiscal premium for conversion investments. Violators will be fined 2000 Euros for restaurant owners […]

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Law | Fort Lee, NJ Smoking Banned at Outdoor Restaurants

Just over the George Washington Bridge sits Fort Lee, New Jersey and town officials have passed a new ordinances that will make it illegal to light up at outdoor restaurants and cafes. The new ordinance requires business post no smoking signs and violators are subject to a fine. The first offense is a minimum of $250, a second offense is $500 and subsequent offenses are $1,000. Fort Lee, New Jersey officials have recently passed an […]

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