Hookah Ban Receives Final Senate Approval

(KCPW News)  With the signature of Governor Gary Herbert, smoking of hookahs and e-cigarettes will be banned in public under the state’s Indoor Clean Air Act.

The senate gave final approval to House Bill 245 today.  However, businesses whose sales of hookah and e-cigarettes represent at least 10 percent of gross sales will be exempt from the law for five years.

The senate passed the bill with a 24 to 3 vote.  Should the governor sign the bill, the law will go into effect on July 1.