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The Loft to go smoke free on March 31st

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The Loft in Downtown Augusta is one of a few bars along Broad Street that have decided to go smoke free.

"We want to cater to everybody," said Adrien Estrada, one of the owners of The Loft. "We want to make everybody happy the best way we can."

That's why the business said it will prohibit anyone from smoke inside the building.

"We understand that some people are not going to like it and we apologize for the inconvenience but we've been apologizing for the inconvenience of non-smokers for so long," Estrada said.

Estrada said this isn't the first attempt he's made to do away with smoking.

"I've been trying to do it for about two and a half years now but one of my business partners and my main managers, they're smokers," he said. "They're said people like to come and just relax, have a beer, smoke their cigarette and I kind of gave into that for a while."

But on March 31st that all will end. A decision Breathe Easy Augusta commends.

"This is great news for The Loft," said Jennifer Anderson, the chair for BreathEasy Augusta. "This is great news for their patrons and it's great news especially for their work staff. We like to educate people on is that even smokers don't chain smoke for 8 straight hours at a time. Yet we're asking some of the folks that work in enclosed spaces of this nature to do just that."

Estrada said they may lose some business but he is confident that more many will support the movement and going smoke-free will encourage more business.

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