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Old 10-29-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I am not a smoker of anything, nor do I agree with laws against Marijuana. It should be up to the individual whether they want to smoke cigs, cigars, marijuana, etc. That being said, it really confuses me how the Tobacco Industry has been demonized nationwide, yet Pot is getting legalized by state after state. So it is OK to smoke Pot, but not tobacco?
Tobacco is still legal in all 50 states. People just don't want to breathe second-hand smoke due to the health risks and overall nastiness of it. Very few people other than cigarette smokers want things to go back to the 1970s.
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Tobacco is still legal in all 50 states. People just don't want to breathe second-hand smoke due to the health risks and overall nastiness of it. Very few people other than cigarette smokers want things to go back to the 1970s.
True but I have faith in the free market. If there is a big demand for a non-smoking bar or restaurant (and there definitely is for the later) privately owned businesses would make the decision for themselves without being forced to. That's the way it should be.
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:41 PM
 
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FWIW, smoking rates of citizens and where people are allowed to smoke are two different things.
However, studies have shown they are related, and less people smoke where tobacco laws are more restrictive are where taxes are higher (Which tend to be in the same areas). Even states with relatively lax laws may have cities with stricter rules.

Other things like education and income play a role too.
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Nevada is perhaps not the best state to judge this topic by. The only reason why smoking is generally considered OK in Nevada (and its casinos) is the correlation between gambling and smoking. This is a proven fact and this is why casinos continue to be smoking areas. It is all about revenue pure and simple. (However, many casinos have designated non-smoking areas, thoug usually pretty tiny compared to the main floor).
Nevada has some pretty tough smoking restrictions, smoking is not allowed in:
child care facilities
movie theaters
video arcades
government buildings
malls and retail establishments
grocery stores
restaurants (except for outside areas)
hospitals
school buildings (as well as on school property)
bars and taverns where anyone under 21 is allowed.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:05 PM
 
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._United_States
Wikipedia has a nice map.
Basically, Alaska, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina don't have any statewide restrictions, but may have cities where there are restrictions.
Idaho allows smoking everywhere except restaurants.
New Hampshire and North Carolina ban smoking in bars and restaurants, but allow it in other workplaces.
Indiana, Nevada, and Arkansas allow smoking in restaurants and bars, but ban it in other workplaces.
Louisiana, Florida, and Pennsylvania allow smoking only in bars.
The rest of the states ban it everywhere.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._United_States
Wikipedia has a nice map.
Basically, Alaska, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina don't have any statewide restrictions, but may have cities where there are restrictions.
Idaho allows smoking everywhere except restaurants.
New Hampshire and North Carolina ban smoking in bars and restaurants, but allow it in other workplaces.
Indiana, Nevada, and Arkansas allow smoking in restaurants and bars, but ban it in other workplaces.
Louisiana, Florida, and Pennsylvania allow smoking only in bars.
The rest of the states ban it everywhere.
Nevada does not allow smoking in restaurants and smoking is only allowed in bars where no one under drinking age (21) is allowed.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:26 PM
 
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Nevada does not allow smoking in restaurants and smoking is only allowed in bars where no one under drinking age (21) is allowed.
"The ban was further amended in 2011 to allow smoking in taverns that serve alcohol and food as long as patrons under 21 are not allowed in. Smoking is also now allowed in designated areas of family restaurants if the smoking area is physically enclosed and separated from the non-smoking area and minors are prohibited inside."

Now you know.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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"The ban was further amended in 2011 to allow smoking in taverns that serve alcohol and food as long as patrons under 21 are not allowed in. Smoking is also now allowed in designated areas of family restaurants if the smoking area is physically enclosed and separated from the non-smoking area and minors are prohibited inside."

Now you know.
NV Rev Stat 202.2483 (2013)
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, smoking tobacco in any form is prohibited within indoor places of employment including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) Child care facilities;

(b) Movie theatres;

(c) Video arcades;

(d) Government buildings and public places;

(e) Malls and retail establishments;

(f) All areas of grocery stores; and

(g) All indoor areas within restaurants.


PS In my initial post I indicated that smoking is allowed in bars/taverns where minors are not allowed.

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Nevada does not allow smoking in restaurants and smoking is only allowed in bars where no one under drinking age (21) is allowed.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:04 AM
 
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I should point that where both of you seem to be confused is under what criteria a bar becomes a restaurant. Since many (if not the majority these days) of bars serve at least some food and almost all restaurants serve alcohol, this distinction can be quite blurry but it's based on percentage of all receipts from alcohol and/or food. I forgot the exact cutoff, and I'm sure it could vary across state and local jurisdictions.

Basically speaking, there might be a law banning smoking inside restaurants but allowing smoking inside bars. If that bar serves food, you will have smokers and people ordering food 'mingling.' Nothing really contradictory there.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I should point that where both of you seem to be confused is under what criteria a bar becomes a restaurant. Since many (if not the majority these days) of bars serve at least some food and almost all restaurants serve alcohol, this distinction can be quite blurry but it's based on percentage of all receipts from alcohol and/or food. I forgot the exact cutoff, and I'm sure it could vary across state and local jurisdictions.

Basically speaking, there might be a law banning smoking inside restaurants but allowing smoking inside bars. If that bar serves food, you will have smokers and people ordering food 'mingling.' Nothing really contradictory there.
That's correct but the bar/tavern allowing smoking has be age restricted whether or not they serve food..

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-...#NRS202Sec2483
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