Bill proposes smoking ban at New York hotels

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ALBANY. N.Y. -- A New York assemblyman doesn't want you lighting up during your stay in New York.

A bill proposed by state lawmaker Ken Zebrowski would ban smoking at hotels and motels in New York.

The measure was introduced last week.

New York already has an outdoor ban, prohibiting smoking in most public places.

The bill -- if passed -- would make New York the fifth state to prohibit smoking in hotel rooms.

Michigan, North Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin already have laws on the books banning it.

Several national chains such as Marriott, Westin and Hilton already ban smoking in their locations.