There are a few issues with the new smoking ban that I did not see anyone address.
The first is the effect of second hand smoke to the employees of restaurants,bars, bowling alleys etc. These servers were subjected to their customers poison.
Second, even in a non-smoking section of restaurants the smoke still went across the building. Those little walls didn't do much.
Third, everything that is harmful to the user and others has been made illegal, why should smoking be any different? If it were not for the money that big tobacco has to spend on lobbying, it would have been illegal years ago. At one time cocaine and marijuana was legal, but their harm was realized so it became illegal.
Fourth, speaking from experience of managing and working in bars for 10-plus years, people will not quit going to bars because of the smoking ban. They can drink at home, they go to bars to be with others and meet people.
Fifth, 80 percent of people do not smoke. I keep hearing from people about how this law is communist or Nazi or this is not a free country, but it is a Democracy and the most votes win, obviously most people don't want to be around smoke.
And lastly, what is so wrong with the people and the government looking out for everyone's health and wellbeing. Look at it like this. You are too weak to stop by yourself so we are going to help you.
If it were up to me, I'd make tobacco 100 percent illegal to buy, sell or have just like other drugs.
I hope that there will be enforcement on this law. Give me a badge and a citation book and I'll work for free.