Omaha pool hall attorney unfazed by ruling in smoking ban case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An attorney for an Omaha pool hall isn’t discouraged after a judge rejected his request to suspend enforcement of a statewide indoor smoking ban.

Ted Boecker (BECK-ur) said this week’s ruling isn’t a final determination and Big John’s Billiards will continue to try and prove the law is unconstitutional. A judge has yet to rule on his request to throw out the law altogether.

Boecker had filed the request before the law took effect June 1. He says the law has hurt business and its exemptions, including for cigar bars, are arbitrary.

As of Thursday, state health officials have received 34 formal complaints about the law being broken. Fourteen of those have been against bars.

source: www.ktiv.com

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