Smoking Ban Hits The Big Easy

smoke free new orleans nola banThroughout its unique history, New Orleans has gained quite a reputation for being a bit different. From the eclectic French Quarter atmosphere, to its rowdy and swashbuckling past, there is no denying that the port city of New Orleans, Louisiana holds a special place in the hearts and minds of its residents past and present as well as at least a couple pages of history textbooks.

So what oddball thing has the city of New Orleans done this time? They’ve banned smoking! Okay, so maybe it doesn’t sound that odd depending on what side of the argument you come down on, but the fact remains that the city of New Orleans is making serious strides to becoming smoke free! For quite some time now, the city of New Orleans has been weighing the decision carefully by trying to make their citizens safe, happy, and healthy.

In recent years, an increasing amount of literature has popped up in regards to the harmful effects of second hand smoke, which is exactly what the city of New Orleans is looking to keep off of their streets, or at least in  limited areas.

With the start of the New Year just a couple weeks ago, New Year’s resolutions are (hopefully) still fresh in everyone’s minds. And after our last post, it’s nice to see that so many people are on the same page! While some people are welcoming the sweeping changes, others consider it as an attack on Big Easy culture. But no matter which way you see it, the new smoking ban was passed into law last week, leaving countless business owner with 90 days to comply with the changes.

New Orleans French Quarter smoke freeSo say you’re a business owner in New Orleans, what exactly do you need to know about the New Orleans smoking ban?
If you own, or manage a bar, casino, hotel, or nursing home, smoking cigarettes and inhaling e-cigarette vapor is now prohibited within five feet of your establishment. If you happen to run a cigar bar, vapor shop, or hookah lounge, your business is exempt from this ban.

Naturally now that this law has been passed, there are going to be a lot of businesses who will need to invest in a handful of No Smoking signs. Among other things, New Orleans is known for their tourism industry, and with millions of visitors throughout the year, there will undoubtedly be a smoker or two in the mix – no smoking signs may be the best way to dissuade visitors from lighting up either electronically or the old fashioned way.

Here at Custom Signs, we have an assortment of No Smoking signs for customers to choose from as well as a brand new selection of No Smoking signs specifically for the city of New Orleans. All of our custom sign options are constructed using high quality materials and engraved using our state of the art machinery. For over sixty years, Custom Signs has been manufacturing signs for a variety of businesses all over the country. Our laser engravers run all day and produce speedy high quality results time and time again.

Want your new No Smoking signs sooner rather than later? We work our lasers constantly to help get your new signs out the door and on their way to your business faster! Order your new signs today!

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