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While the D.C. Council is busy weakening the city’s popular smokefree workplaces law, neighboring jurisdictions are doing the opposite.
Montgomery County has passed a law making the common areas of multiunit housing, such as apartment and condo lobbies and laundry rooms, somkefree. It also requires the area within 25 [...]
Here’s another silver lining to the day’s events: ANC 3F, whose treasurer is by Bob Summersgill, a member of Smokefree DC’s board, passed a resolution tonight opposing the Council’s weakening of the smokefree law. Here is the text:
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F
Resolution opposing the Special Event Exemption for Cigar Smoking
Whereas, the Surgeon General has determined* [...]
Here’s what the D.C. Council didn’t do today: It didn’t entirely repeal the broad exemption to the smokefree workplaces law that it passed “inadvertently” last month. The language would have permitted 79 hotels to have one cigar-smoking event each year.
But Fight Night, a charity fundraiser, will get to have cigar-smoking at its next event.
The language [...]
In an attempt to correct its previous error, the D.C. Council tomorrow is scheduled to vote on a measure that would permit cigar-smoking at one event: Fight Night, a children’s charity fundraiser.
Recall that last month, the Council inadvertently passed a measure that would permit 79 hotels in the District to hold smoking events every year. [...]