The smoking ban law is a bit hazy. (Photo: shutterstock.com) If there's a smoking ban, how do hookah bars still exist? I learn the darnedest things from Judge Derek Mosley. Last year, he confirmed that it's legal in Wisconsin to marry your first cousin. Today, I randomly wondered how it is hookah and cigar bars still exist despite the indoor smoking ban â€“ which took effect on July 5, 2010 â€“ and the Good Judge came through with the facts once again. "Retail tobacco store, hookah bars and cigar bars that have been in existence before June 2009 are exempted," Mosley told me. So now we know. Thanks, Judge! Permalink Print Talkback Share this: Talkbacks No Talkbacks for this article. Post your comment/review now Facebook comments Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff. Recent Articles & Blogs by Molly Snyder 9 reasons to bounce into Bounce Published July 22, 2017 Bay View's Bounce Milwaukee is as much of a grown-up destination as it is a kid zone. Adults can jump, slide, laser, climb, box, play video games, sumo wrestle and more, in between drinking beers or cocktails and eating healthy (or not healthy) food. Autism-friendly cafe opening in Riverwest Published July 20, 2017 Nic and Nicole Quiles plan to open Milwaukee's first Autism-friendly community cafĂ© - called Caban's Cafe - in October 2017. Mural of Selena pops up in Walker's Point Published July 17, 2017 This past weekend, artist Mauricio Ramirez and the Walker's Point neighborhood honored the life and career of Selena with the installation of a new conceptual mural "Anything for Selena." Join me in "Loose Ends Week" Published July 17, 2017 It's completely, unofficially Loose Ends Week. Let's get some sh*t done and feel good about ourselves. Made in Milwaukee: Great Lakes Distillery Published July 14, 2017 Guy Rehorst - the founder and owner of Great Lakes Distillery - became curious about distilling after homebrewing what he describes as "a really bad batch of beer." Today, he owns the state's first distillery since Prohibition. Miller beers win Chicago-based taste test Published July 14, 2017 A Chicago Tribune reporter challenged three Chicago craft brewers to a blind taste test of 16 "macro" beers. Guess who prevailed? 5 photos from the TROG exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum Published July 13, 2017 "The Race of Gentlemen" (known as "TROG"), is the latest traveling exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum and combines hotrods, motorcycles, carnivals and nostalgia. It runs through Labor Day weekend. Katie Gingrass Gallery closes after 37 years Published July 12, 2017 Katie Gingrass, who owned the Katie Gingrass Gallery in Milwaukee's Third Ward since 1980, quietly closed shop this weekend with the help of her family. The Crimson Club opens next month in West Allis Published July 11, 2017 The Crimson Club, a "healthy" nightclub, restaurant and venue at 7211 W. Greenfield Ave., will open in August. Having a second child could have killed her, instead he saved her life Published July 10, 2017 Linda Sackett, who owns O'Lydia's in Walker's Point, was told not to have a second child because of a kidney condition. Four months ago, that child saved her life.