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The following areas shall not be subject to the smoking and electronic cigarette restrictions of this chapter; provided however, that nothing in this section shall be construed to permit smoking, or using electronic cigarettes, where smoking, and using electronic cigarettes, are otherwise prohibited or restricted by any other law or rule:
b. Private residences, except any area of a private residence where a child day care center or health care facility is operated (i) during the times of operation or (ii) during the times when employees are working in such child day care center or health care facility areas; provided, however, that a common area of a multiple dwelling shall be subject to smoking and electronic cigarette use restrictions.
c. Hotel and motel rooms occupied by, or available for, occupancy by guests.
f. Private automobiles.
g. Retail tobacco stores.
h. Enclosed rooms in restaurants, bars, catering halls, convention halls, hotel and motel conference rooms, and other such similar facilities during the time these enclosed areas or rooms are being used exclusively for functions where the public is invited for the primary purpose of promoting and sampling tobacco products or electronic cigarettes, and the service of food and drink is incidental to such purpose, provided that the operator of such function shall have provided notice to the department of health and mental hygiene in a form satisfactory to such department at least two weeks before such a function begins, and such notice has identified the dates on which such function shall occur. No such facility may permit smoking, or using electronic cigarettes, under this subdivision for more than five days in any calendar year.
i. Retail electronic cigarette stores; provided however, that such stores may only permit the use of electronic cigarettes.
(Am. L.L. 2017/141, 8/28/2017, eff. 2/24/2018)