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 handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.