September 1 is when Austin’s smoking ban came into full effect after years of ongoing debate within the city. Darcie Stevens of The Austin Chronicle has done a great job offering a comprehensive look at what the new smoking ban is all about. From her article:
“Austin’s smoking ban is instituted today, Thursday, Sept. 1, and what the future holds remains hazy at best. The biggest fears are still closure, license revocation, and loss of wages, but now, add confusion to the top of that list. Austin bar and venue owners are more than willing to comply with the law. The question is how.”
Get the rest of her story here. And, if you’re in Austin, make sure to buy some drinks.