Pa. Bars That Seek Smoking Permits Must Be Enclosed: Court

Law360, Philadelphia (April 4, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania court ruled Thursday that bars seeking an exception to the state’s 2008 indoor smoking ban must be enclosed on all sides and cannot share common spaces used by other patrons.

In a reported decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that the state’s Department of Health did not err when it refused to grant the bar area of Sal’s Restaurant Inc. an exception to the Clean Indoor Air Act’s smoking ban on the basis that it was not separated from a hallway shared by customers...
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