The anti-smoking group Action on Smoking and Health alleges that Marriott is about to violate its no-smoking policy--which went into effect in September 2006--when its New York Marriott Marquis property hosts an event for Cigar Aficionado magazine next month. There are two issues involved, says John Banzhaf, ASH’s executive director and chief council. “New York City law prohibits smoking anywhere in a hotel,” though it does include an exception that allows smoking in rooms that are “used ...

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