Smoking Ban for Nashville Bars, Venues Now in Effect

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A smoking ban is now in effect for certain bars and venues in Nashville (Davidson County).

The smoking ban ordinance was approved by Metro Council in October 2022 and went into effect on March 1, 2023.

This ordinance prohibits smoking and the use of vapor products in certain age-restricted venues in Nashville and Davidson County. This does not apply to retail tobacco stores, retail vapor stores, and cigar bars. This ordinance also exempts hookah bars and vapor bars.

An “age-restricted venue” is defined as an establishment that restricts access to persons 21 years of age or older.

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