Early this year, Columbia, South Carolina’s City Council considered the idea of changing its smoking ban law so that cigar bars are exempt (retail tobacco stores ARE currently exempt, but not cigar bars that serve alcohol). Now, Lexington, it’s neighboring town 20 minutes to the west, is thinking about allowing bar and restaurant patrons to smoke outside on decks and patios.
“It’s something Mayor Randy Halfacre wants the council to consider for fairness sake. At restaurants elsewhere in the county, diners can light up outside,” reports WIS-TV. Lexington is a town in Lexington County, South Carolina.
Some are hoping the law stays just like it is though, and object to the smoke that can waft over from one smoking table to a non-smoking table outside.
The Lexington Town Council may hold a hearing on the issue this month, according to The Greeneville News.