Starting today, smoking is no longer allowed in most bars in Nashville.

Last year, the Nashville City Council voted 30-4 in favor of extending the city’s smoking ban to “age restricted businesses,” any business that requires patrons to be at least 21-years-old, i.e. bars.

The ordinance includes an exemption for cigar bars, cigar retail stores, hookah bars and vapor stores and bars. If a business is not one of those things, smoking and vaping are now illegal inside. Those caught in violation of the new law are subject to fines up to $50.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.