Columbia Smoking Exemptions
(3) Performers upon the stage, provided that the smoking is part of a theatrical production;
(4) Retail stores which are used primarily to sell tobacco products and accessories and in which the sale of other products is merely incidental;
(5) Membership associations that meet the following criteria:
a. The association is a private, not for profit organization formed before April 1, 2006; and
b. The association is organized primarily for the benefit of its members; and
c. Association members pay dues; and
d. The association is managed and operated by a board consisted entirely of its own members; and
e. The association is organized primarily as a recreational, fraternal, athletic, military veteran, religious or kindred association; and
f. The association is not primarily engaged in preparing and serving food or alcoholic beverages by the drink; and
g. All operational duties of the association, other than professional duties, are performed by members of the association who are not compensated for performing such duties.
h. This exemption shall not apply to any activities to which the general public is invited.
(6) Patio areas of any restaurant, bar or other commercial establishment designated by the owner or operator of the business as a smoking area; provided, that no more than fifty percent (50%) of the patio area shall be designated as a smoking area and no area shall be designated as a smoking area if it must be crossed to obtain access to a non smoking area or a restroom.
(b) The proprietor or person having control of an area which is otherwise exempt from the provisions of this article may apply the provisions of this article to such area by posting a "No Smoking" sign or a sign with the international "No Smoking" symbol in the area in accordance with the provisions of section 11-293.
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