Respectful Signage helps New Orleans businesses by informing patrons, offering proprietors a courteous way to express the city's new NO SMOKING ordinance. Business proprietors looking at major fines and loss of permits if they violate the new law.
Media contact: Pam McNall, Pam@RespectfulSignage.com // 678.464.0962
“Research on vaping is not complete yet. The health effects are still unknown,” explained Parent on why the new No Smoking law includes vaporizers.
Business owners and hospitality staff had mixed reviews about the new policy. Many local bar staff were happy about the ordinance, thankful for less second-hand smoke, while managers and owners were worried about less foot traffic, which could easily affect their bottom dollar.
@RespectfulSigns help business owners get across the new NO SMOKING ordinance to their patrons, in an informative and respectful way.
Lots of drinking can cause confusion, belligerence, and well, let’s face it, more smoking! Balconies, Courtyards and outdoor seating areas will allow smoking, as well as tobacco and vape shops, cigar bars (cigars only), Hookah bars (hookahs only), and designated areas at various race tracks.
A number of businesses in the French Quarter expressed they’re not sure how the city plans to police it. All any patron or staff member has to do is call 311 to turn in a bar or restaurant for violations.
Business owners in New Orleans should not leave it to chance. Read the Ordinance. Read the Tool Kit. The city is serious. The very first violation costs $100. The second in a 12-month period costs $200, and three or more in the same time period? Businesses are looking at a $500 fine and a possible loss of their license or permit.
Take a look at the “Smoking” shop on-line. You will see the New Orleans-specific 5x7 window decals and 8.5x11 hard plastic posters we offer.
SmokeFreeNOLA has been very effective in spreading the word via social media, facebook and twitter; making sure that neighborhoods and businesses know details about the new law. Like RespectfulSignage on facebook and follow @respectfulsigns and @SmokeFreeNOLA on twitter for more information. Media contact: Pam McNall, Pam@RespectfulSignage.com // 678.464.0962