Contact Us

New Ruling Allows Smoking on Patios and Rooftops of Bars and Restaurants

55Laney69, Flickr

A new ruling from the Michigan Department of Agriculture will allow patrons of bars and restaurants to again smoke on outdoor patios and rooftops in certain circumstances.

According to a new interpretation of the smoke-free law that has been in effect since 2010, smokers will now be able to light up on rooftops and patios of bars and restaurants as long as no food or beverages are being served.

MLive said Department of Agriculture Director Jaime Clover Adams announced the decision on Monday which will go into effect immediately. She said the decision is just a “minor change” and makes “things clearer for people about when smoking is prohibited.”

Michigan’s smoke-free law prohibits smoking at all restaurants, bars and businesses including hotels and motels. Casinos are excluded from the law.

What do you think of the new ruling?

More from Cars 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wcrz.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's Best Mix quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Flint's Best Mix quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!