Hawaii is a smoke-free state
A couple of years ago Hawaii became the 14th state to enact laws prohibiting smoking in public buildings and places. Not only is smoking prohibited inside the workplace, but also within 20 feet of the entrance or windows. We all know that second-hand smoke is harmful, so it seemed like a good idea to make a more pleasant experience for visitors. All hotel rooms are now smoke free.
What happened to some of the businesses though, who cater to cigarette smokers? Lately I have heard that some bars and restaurants have decided not to enforce the law. They comply by posting signs as required, but don't punish their patrons who prefer to light up while enjoying their beer.
What are the rules in your state? Do you think this is a good law?
I think it's a good thing, especially since Hawaii has a climate that encourages people to be outside a lot. If you must smoke, why not step outside and enjoy the fresh air!