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Plan would allow cigar lounges, but workers would have to be smokers--and take a test to prove it

Publication Date: 2/10/2017
  • Author:Melissa Santos
  • Publication:The Olympian

Cigar aficionados are continuing their fight to allow cigar lounges in Washington state.

But this year, to get around concerns that the lounges would expose workers to secondhand smoke, they’re proposing something new: Cigar lounges could only hire smokers as employees.

And those employees would have to take a blood test to prove that they actually light up.