Judge Rules Smoking Ban Covers Clubs

Published: 06/05/2007

COLUMBUS - A judge ruled last month that the statewide indoor smoking ban improperly includes an exemption for private clubs.Ruling on an action brought by the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association, Judge David E. Cain of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas found the exemption for private clubs in the final rules crafted by the Ohio Department of Health was overbroad.