Nassau county moet rookverbod intrekken

In Nassau County, onderdeel van de staat New York, hebben bar- en restauranteigenaren zich met succes verzet tegen een rookverbod voor de horeca.


Er bestaat een kans dat de redenering van de Federale rechter ook van toepassing is op het staatbrede rookverbod dat op 24 juli van kracht wordt.



Whether the Nassau case could be raised in a challenge to the state law is a
matter of debate. Arthur J. Kremer, a lawyer for the bar and restaurant owners
who brought suit against the Nassau ban, said today’s ruling could pave the way
to a statewide challenge.


But supporters of smoking bans disputed that claim, saying the issues in
today’s ruling were unique to Nassau. Will Stoner, a spokesman for the American
Cancer Society and leader of a coalition advocating smoking bans, said, “This
court case is frivolous, a bump in the road.”


Some bar and restaurant owners in western New York have organized protests
against the statewide ban, saying it will hurt their businesses. They are
threatening to sue and demanding changes in the law to make it more palatable to
them.


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