‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i

Coincidentally, Hawai’i Island is also implementing a smoking ban, effective February 1.

The original version of the measure would have banned smoking in nearly all public places, though the final bill exempts bars and nightclubs. Ireland’s ban, praised by the tourist industry, seems to be more restrictive. Personally I would have loved to see Hawai’i Island’s ban to include bars and nightclubs.

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