outdoor smoking

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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October 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Introduces Outdoor Smoking Ban

Councilmember Sidney Katz introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit smoking in a restaurant’s outdoor seating area. “In general, most people are in agreement with this legislation,” Katz told reporters Tuesday. “That does not mean that that will continue to be, but in general that’s what I’ve heard from constituents.” Here are excerpts from what he […]

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