On the surface of it, I love the new rage of banning of smoking in public restaurants and bars. As a matter of principle, however, I hate the idea of the government coming in and telling people what to do. What’s a guy to do?
I’m going to go with immediate gratification on this one, meaning I’ll favor the absence of the fetid stench of burning weeds over the implications to personal liberty. It’s very similar to noise pollution laws, from one perspective.
Smoking is a disgusting habit that debases its practitioners. Look around the nooks and crannies outside a large office building when it’s cold and raining sometime to see exactly how pathetic they can be.