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The smoking ban: Who's receiving complaints?


The state health department's Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch receives complaints from citizens about bars and restaurants that may be violating the smoking ban each week and transfers them to local health departments for follow up. The complaints aren't valid until a member of a county health department visits the bar and observes the alleged violation.

By county

Statewide, there have been 520 complaints of businesses violating the smoking ban through the first three weeks of January.

The statistics are updated online every Tuesday. Feb. 2 data was not available at press time.

County   Last Week   Cumulative
Chatham 0 0
Durham 4 8
Orange 17 19
Wake 7 50

Source: N.C. Division of Public Health

By city

County health departments received complaints from the public and investigated alleged smoking-ban-related incidents during the first three weeks of the new law. Some businesses had multiple allegations within the same complaint. A reported complaint is not a violation until it is validated by the local health department.

Chatham County
No complaints

Durham County
  • Bralie's Sports Bar, 1725 Carpenter Fletcher Road, Unit 108-110
  • El Pantano Sport Bar, 100 E. Geer St.
  • Tripps Restaurant, 918 W Club Blvd.
  • Whiskey, 347 W. Main St.
Orange County
  • Armadillo Grill, 120 E. Main St.
Chapel Hill
  • Café Parveneh, 400 S. Elliott Road
  • East End Oyster and Martini Bar, 201 E. Franklin St.
  • Four Corners, 175 E. Franklin St.
  • Ham's, 310 W. Franklin St.
  • Hookah Bliss, 418 W. Franklin St.
  • Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St.
  • Pazzo, 700 Market St.
  • Players, 159 1/2 E. Franklin St.
  • Owens 501 Diner, 1500 N. Fordham Blvd.
  • Recovery Room, 108 Henderson St.
Wake County
  • Carolina Ale House, 2240 Walnut St.
  • White Oak Grill, 7901 White Oak Road
  • Hooters, 1001 Claren Circle
  • Subway, 4137 Davis Drive
  • All-Star Billiards, 1310 Corporation Parkway, Suites A and B
  • Around the Corner, 609 Tucker St.
  • Barn, 2407 Garner Road
  • Buffalo Brothers, 3111 Capital Blvd.
  • Crowley's of Stonehenge, 7330 Creedmoor Road
  • Foxy Lady Nightclub, 1817 Capital Blvd.
  • Marcom's Tavern, 5100 Lucy Ave., Suite 100
  • Pericos Bar, 2414 Paula St.
  • Rockland Bar & Grill, 7361 Six Forks Road
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill, 3421 Sumner Blvd.
  • Ruckus Pizza, 2233-112 Avent Ferry Road
  • Vivaldi Night Club, 4400 Craftsman Drive
Wake Forest
  • Carolina Ale House, 11685 Northpark Drive
  • 97 Roadhouse, 2901 NC 97

By business

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Chatham County
No complaints

Durham County
Jan. 2 to Jan. 10
Jan. 11 to Jan. 17
Orange County
Jan. 2 to Jan. 10 Jan. 11 to Jan. 17 Jan. 18 to Jan. 24 Wake County
Jan. 2 through Jan. 18 Jan. 18 to Jan. 24

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