by Hunter Davis
March 02, 2004
Lallette has perhaps the best reason for a smoking ban, that of the hired help. I agree fully with her reasoning on that point.
I frequent resturaunts that are smokeless. Not divided, because that does not work, at all, period. These resturaunts choose to be smokeless and there is no benefit, other than health, to them to do so, but I don't see standing room only at the reservation lines. Support those businesses that have made a non-smoking choice and let the smoking ones know why they do not have your custom. But a ban...?
A ban is just another case
of Big Daddy using a sledgehammer to drive nails. There is no
doubt that the sledgehammer will work, just as an ENFORCED, Draconian
ban would, but do we really need more darn law? Instead of fining
an establishment, on top of the loss of income that will follow
elimination of smoking rights, why not provide a property or
other tax credit for establishments that choose to go smokeless?
Let them choose to stop, use a carrot, not a hammer.
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