The thirty-seventh state can now count itself to the growing list of states with sweeping state-wide smoking bands in public places. In February 2008 the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect which banned smoking of any kind, in any and all enclosed workplaces because of the health risks caused by second hand smoke to the employees. However, special exemptions were made for hotel/motel smoking rooms, retail stores where tobacco was sold and smoking allowed, scientific research facilities where smoking is studied and of course private residences. Smoking ban such as these had become fairly common, and at the time, especially for cigar and pipe smokers, this was considered livable or at least thought of as ‘could have been worse,’ but unfortunately this isn’t the end of the story.
The legislation was murky in the area of cigar bars...Read More