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“All the ashtrays go off the tables, so to speak,” Bob Batt, of the Liquor Control Commission, said. In August, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the exemption that allowed smoking in cigar bars was unconstitutional. But cigar bars had been operatin
Several people interviewed – non-smokers and smokers alike – said the ban was too intrusive on free choice. But beyond the general discontent of the recent ruling, there was a hidden trace of delight. Katrina Thomas, 37, a case manager for low-income fa
If the day comes when cigars can be sold but not smoked in Jake’s Cigars and Spirits in Lincoln, manager Jason “Hutch” Hutchison expects a dive in sales. But he’s not pessimistic. “If we lose smoking, it’s not going to be as bad as people think,” Hutch
Those kind of idyllic, smoke-filled times could soon be extinguished. The Nebraska Supreme Court, by a 5-2 vote on Aug. 29, struck down a provision that exempted cigar bars and tobacco stores from the state’s indoor smoking ban.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to rehear the challenge to Nebraska’s indoor smoking ban exemptions after the judges declared the exceptions for cigar bars and tobacco shops unconstitutional.
Representatives of 11 cigar bars in Nebraska, including Jake’s Cigars and Spirits in downtown Lincoln, met Wednesday to discuss how to respond to a recent Nebraska Supreme Court decision that ruled their stores’ exemptions to the state’s indoor smoking b
Representatives of 11 cigar bars in Nebraska, including Jake’s Cigars and Spirits in downtown Lincoln, met Wednesday to discuss how to respond to a recent Nebraska Supreme Court decision that ruled their stores’ exemptions to the state’s indoor smoking ba
in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling, students at the downtown bar worried such idyllic, smoke-filled evenings would soon become a product of memory. The court ruled on Friday to essentially ban smoking in cigar bars. While some students saw the d
Just how soon the state’s shops that sell tobacco products and 11 cigar bars will have to halt smoking in their establishments was not immediately clear. They could ask the court to reconsider the ruling, a request that is rarely granted.