The Pennsylvania legislature has introduced H.B. 1657, a bill that would remove exemptions to smoking that were provided in the State’s 2008 Clean Indoor Act. Removing these exemptions would result in a widespread indoor smoking ban in Pennsylvania. The bill was introduced on September 6th, 2023 and according to the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) a hearing is scheduled for today.
The bill has proposed that the following exemptions to the Clean Indoor Act be removed:
Cigar Bars or any drinking establishment
Long Term Care Facilities
Full Service Truck Stops
Yesterday, the PCA issued a “Call to Action” on the Bill urging its members to oppose it.
Originally posted on September 20, 2023 @ 5:17 am