According to the Nevada Taverns Owners Association about 100 taverns have closed as a result of financial losses related to the2006 Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act.
The Nevada Supreme Court is hearing a case that could overturn the law that many have claimed for ruining their businesses. The law currently prohibits smoking in any food serving tavern with less than 15 gaming machines while establishments with more than 15 gaming machines are exempt from the law. Is it fair to target smaller, locally owned taverns while larger taverns and casinos are unaffected simply based on the number of gaming machines they contain?
-Edward M Bernstein and Associates
High court hears tavern smoking ban challenge
BY VALERIE MILLER
LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS
Published May 3, 2011
Four and a half years after a smoking ban went into effect, the Nevada Supreme Court is considering a case that could overturn a law some tavern owners say has ruined their businesses.
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