There’s nothing worse than waking up after a night out and smelling like Ke$ha. You know, where your clothes immediately go into the dry cleaning pile, and your hair takes at least two washes to not smell like the inside of your “eccentric” aunt’s apartment.
While many states have eliminated the odor by banning smoking in bars, that's not the case everywhere. No, as anyone who’s ever spent a weekend in Vegas or South Beach knows, there are still places in America where the nightlife comes complete with a thick cloud of cigarette smoke. And which states are those? Here’s our handy map, broken down by places where it’s outright banned* (red), only banned in certain cities (blue), or still completely legal (black).
*Note that several states, including CA, CT, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OR, RI, and WY allow smoking in designated “cigar bars.”
Light ‘em up! States with no smoking ban:
Arkansas: No ban
Florida: No ban in bars that make less than 10% of their revenue from food sales
Nevada: No statewide ban in bars that don’t serve food
Oklahoma: No ban
Pennsylvania: Ban exempts establishments where less than 20% of revenue comes from food
Tennessee: No statewide ban in places that do not serve persons under 21
Virginia: No statewide ban, but bars or restaurants with smoking areas must ensure they're either outdoors, or separated, enclosed, and ventilated from the rest of the establishment