Virginia Restaurant Is Not Exempt From Smoking Ban, State Appeals Court Rules

Virginia Restaurant Is Not Exempt From Smoking Ban, State Appeals Court Rules

RICHMOND, Va. - State law exempting certain tobacco-related businesses from a general smoking ban under the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act (VICAA) does not apply to a restaurant and hookah bar, a divided Virginia Court of Appeals ruled April 9 (Kepa Inc., d/b/a She-Sha Cafe and Hookah Lounge v. Virginia Department of Health, No. 1164-12-3; 2013 Va. App. LEXIS 113).

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