On Monday night the Pooler City Council approved the recently passed smoking ban that voters overwhelmingly supported in last month’s elections.
As part of the bill’s second reading and approval by the council, the public smoking ban on private clubs was removed, while an exemption for bars and restaurants with a pre-approved outdoor service area was included, according to SavannahNow.com.
However, the new clean-air ordinance means that smoking is still prohibited in enclosed public places, workplaces, outdoor arenas, stadiums, parks and playgrounds. Smokers must also be a minimum of 10 feet from those places before they can legally light up.
Pooler is home to approximately 21,000 residents and is a suburb of Savannah.