Providence seeks to crack down on hookah barsNovember 26th, 2013 at 5:51 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
By Dan McGowan
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Law enforcement officials in Rhode Island’s capital city say they plan to begin cracking down on hookah bars and other establishments that have managed to dodge the statewide indoor smoking ban that took effect in 2005.
In a letter sent to all of the city’s liquor license holders Nov. 1, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare warned that that the city would be ramping up enforcement of the law beginning in December. A similar letter was sent to bar and restaurant owners in April.