First off, please don't turn this into a debate between smokers and non-smokers. Starting Oct. 1, restaurants are required to ban smoking and in April, bars will do the same. Does anyone know more about this law? Someone said that there is a "Loop hole" that if you are registered as a "Cafe", you can have a smoking section? Does anyone know what constitutes a "Cafe" license? Also, what is considered a Bar as opposed to a restaurant with a bar? There is a small bar/restaurant in my town, but I don't know what I'd consider it. The place is mostly a bar, but they serve dinners (they have about 10 booths against the wall). I heard something about the number of employees? Does anyone know the exceptions? I know I can call these places and find out if they are smoke free or not, but I was talking to a bunch of people and we were trying to figure out what places are considered bars and no one had a real answer because a lot of these places serve food. We went to this one place and I thought it was going to be smoke free, but it wasn't and this just confused me more.