smoking laws

County Seeks to Dismiss Tavern Owner's Suit
The Billings Gazette reports that the Yellowstone City-County Health Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from tavern owners over controversial new smoking restrictions.
The Yellowstone County Tavern Association sued the health board on Feb...
Tavern Group Sues City and County
Q2 reports on an almost-predictable reaction to Billings new smoking rule, as the Yellowstone County Tavern Association has filed a lawsuit claiming the measure– prohibiting people from smoking within 20 feet of public entryways– was passed in a “anti-democratic and soft totalitar…
Smoking Prohibition
A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems will take effect in Yellowstone County on March 1. Q2 reports that Rule 7 was voted in by the RiverStone Board of Health in December. The rule will also ban the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devi…
RiverStone Proposing Rule 7
Citizens had the opportunity to comment on a smoking and vaping restriction at RiverStone Health on Wednesday.  The proposal would mean no smoking within 30 feet of a building and moving electronic nicotine delivery systems into the same category as tobacco cigarettes...