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How The Smoking Laws Have Changed Today

Updated on August 22, 2010

How The Smoking Laws Have Changed Today

 The smoking laws we see today are very different from those not too long ago.  Even compared to just a decade ago there are some dramatic differences in the smoking laws.  Anyone who is starting up a business will have to be especially keen on the smoking laws so they can follow them.  There is no way to follow laws if you do not even know what the laws are.

 The smoking laws state that most restaurants and businesses are not able to have smoking inside.  This is much different than just four, five years ago when you could walk into almost any store or business and you were allowed to smoke.  The main reason for this is that it is much harder for non-smokers to get away from the smoke if they are in somewhere than it is for a smoker to go outside before they light up.  There are still some locations around the world where you can smoke inside but these are few and in between.

 You can hardly even find bars that allow smoking these days.  It is so important if you are planning to start up a business where you are going to be serving customers that you find out whether or not you can allow smoking.  Certain establishments do have the option and then it is up to you to decide which way you think are more to the benefit of your customers.  If you do decide to allow smoking you will probably have to get a special permit for this.

 Always think about who your target audience is and then make sure you are focusing your business around them, as it is these people who are going to bring in the money for you.  It is a good thing there are smoking laws now for restaurants and those sorts of places because there could be pregnant women or young children inside and at least now they are not forced to breathe in secondhand smoke if there is a smoker inside.  If you are running a bar or casino for instance it may be in your favor to allow smoking because the majority of people in these facilities do smoke.  People like to smoke when they drink and gamble, so it is often a wise choice to allow smoking in your bar if you can.

 For people who are just starting up a business this is a serious decision to make.  This is something that could make or break your business.  Make sure that your business is most relatable and comfortable to your customers.  Also keep in mind that the smoking laws are liable to change down the road so you will need to watch out for this too.


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