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The Kansas legislature passed the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act making all public places and workplaces statewide smoke free, including restrictions in bars and restaurants. The law becomes effective on July 1, 2010, and provides exemptions for private clubs in existence before Jan. 1, 2009, tobacco retail shops, 20% of hotel rooms and casino floors throughout the state.
Olathe passed a city-wide smoking ordinance in 2006 that allowed exemptions for private clubs and retail tobacco shops. All hotels in Olathe will comply with the state's restriction of no more than 20% of a hotel's rooms will allow smoking. Any private club located within Olathe before Jan. 1, 2009 will be included in the smoking exemptions.
We would like to that the City Council and citizens of Olathe for taking the intiative with their 2006 smoking ordinance.
See Metro Smoke-Free Cities Progress