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Action on NV smoking measure delayed

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A state panel today delayed action on proposed regulations that anti-smoking groups say would violate a voter-approved ban on smoking in restaurants.

The Health Board decided to hold public workshops before taking action later this year.

At issue is a proposal that would allow a restaurant to create a physically segregated area with a separate ventilation system where smoking would be allowed.

Supporters of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 say the regulatory change would circumvent the will of voters.

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The act banned smoking in restaurants, grocery stores, bars and most other public buildings in Nevada, but not in stand-alone bars and casino resorts.

Restaurant and bar owners seeking the changes say the smoking ban has hurt business.


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