Club Exemption Tilts Playing Field Further

PHIL CRAIG | Ohio Licensed Beverage Association
Published: 04/17/2007

Representing bars and taverns throughout Ohio, I have a great deal of concern with the recent language added by the Department of Health that creates an exemption in the smoking ban for private clubs. While we respect the efforts of the legislature to provide some common sense to the smoking ban, exempting private clubs and not bars makes a bad situation exponentially worse.