Montgomery County smoking ban

June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Law Begins Thursday

The smoke-free outdoor dining law goes into effect Thursday. The law will prohibit smoking in outdoor seating areas where food is served, such as restaurants or bar patios. Adam Zimmerman, Rockville resident and smoke-free advocate, believes that the law only makes sense for the area. “The vast majority of county residents are nonsmokers and research […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Montgomery County Passes Smoking Ban in Outdoor Seating Areas

In a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council passed a bill Tuesday that will ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served. The ban applies to patios, decks and porches. Council Vice President Sidney Katz, who is the lead sponsor for the bill, says this is a public health issue, “Prohibiting smoking in outdoor […]

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February 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

Smoking Ban Passed (Video)

The Montgomery County Council recently approved a bill banning smoking on most County owned or leased property. In this video, the chief sponsor of the legislation, Councilmember Nancy Floreen, explains why she believes the bill empowers county residents to say “don’t subject me to your smoke.” Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view […]

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