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Bar fights smoking ban


Dubuque (KWWL) - A Dubuque bar, fined for smoking violations is now taking on the ban claiming the law violates the Iowa Constitution.

Barb Stoffel, the manager of A & B Tap on Central Avenue, filed a lawsuit alleging the ban violates the equal protection clause. She says it's not fair her patrons must go outside to smoke when smokers can stay inside at nearby casinos.

"Either the ashtrays on teh bar, or no smoking in casinos," Stoffel said.

A & B Tap was initially cited at the end of January. The bar was cited again last Friday for violating the Clean Air Act, though managers say there was no smoking inside.


Online Reporter: Jamie Grey

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