A Metro Council proposal to ban smoking and vaping, even in 21-and-up bars, makes an exception for cigar bars. But hookah lounges and a new cannabis restaurant could be forced to change their businesses if the ordinance passes.
Bars and music venues can choose to allow smoking or vaping indoors. But a state law signed Wednesday puts that decision in the hands of county governments.
Listen The Tennessee legislature is considering whether to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. It’s a move that even has some support from one of the world’s largest tobacco conglomerates.
“Where’s the cigarettes?” Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling says that’s the number one question he gets from customers and managers when he visits stores.