(Carson City, NV)  —  The Assembly yesterday approved a bill that would allow taverns to serve meals to smokers.  The modification of the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act passed by a 23-to-19 margin and now goes to the Senate, where it must be approved before the Legislative session ends tonight. 

The measure  allows bars and taverns to allow smoking and provide food to customers 21 years old and over.  Businesses asked for the change because they were losing money under the smoking ban, but the bill has been opposed by health groups. 

The measure also allows smoking at convention areas for tobacco-related trade shows.

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