The bill is so strident in prohibiting any business where patients can congregate and smoke that some folks wonder if the law has also outlawed endeavors like hookah bars and cigar lounges. Hoban acknowledges that's a valid concern: While he thinks hookah and cigar bars that have already been operating could argue successfully they have a vested right in their businesses, new establishments might run into trouble. Still, he believes even these operations would eventually win in court. "If you were somebody who wanted to open up a hookah bar, I would argue this bill wouldn't apply to you."
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