I smoke, so how does the smoking ban apply to me?
Smokers play an important role in helping to implement the new law. First and foremost, it is now illegal for you to smoke indoors in a facility where smoking has been banned. Even if a "No Smoking" sign is not displayed there, you are still required by law to refrain from smoking. You should also not bring any ashtrays or items used as ashtrays into a facility where smoking is now banned. You may still smoke anywhere outside of a facility where smoking is now banned indoors. You may also still smoke indoors at the following types of businesses:
- Areas within casinos where loitering by minors is already prohibited by state law;
- Stand-alone bars, taverns, and saloons that do not require a permit to serve food;
- Strip clubs and brothels;
- Retail tobacco stores;
- Private residences, including those which may serve as an office workplace, except if used as a childcare, an adult day care, or a health care facility; and
- Hotel and motel rooms, but only if allowed by the facility operator, so please ask the operator first before smoking there.