RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a law that exempts private country clubs from a statewide smoking ban, saying in a March 20 opinion that the law does not deny due process rights of nightclub owners because its purpose is to prevent the public from secondhand smoke (Benjamin Edwards v. Pitt County Health Director, No. 10 CVD 1231, N.C. App.).
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