Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke.
Senate Bill 703 would effectively eliminate regulations on outdoor smoking and limit how municipalities control it.
Questions raised on smoking ban during city council session
After hearing an overview of the proposed ordinance — which in its current form bans smoking across the board at all businesses, restaurants, bars and private clubs — council, one by one, said what they liked and didn’t. Ward 2 Councilwoman Becca La Strada said while she supports a ban in restaurants, she’d like to see private clubs and bars excluded.
North Carolina Senate Bill 703 (Bill Text)