RESTAURANT SMOKING BAN
Health Chief Promises 'Common-Sense' Rules
Proposal Faces Legislative Opposition
By Tim Craig, Washington Post Staff Writer
Richmond, April 2 -- Virginia's health commissioner said Monday that if the General Assembly votes this week to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, he will appoint a task force to develop "a common-sense definition" for eating establishments that would be covered.
Robert B. Stroube, the commissioner, was responding to concerns raised last week by some lawmakers that the restaurant ban proposed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) is too broad. (link)
Why a law allowing SMOKERS ONLY eating establishments, to mollify those frightened individuals who go through life fretting that someone or something is about to get them but, at the same time, allowing American citizens to enjoy themselves at meal time in a manner they find appealing, wouldn't be considered is beyond me.
But this really isn't about smoke. It's always been about those goddam smokers. Most of whom are poor. And dirty smelly. And shouldn't be in our restaurants seated near us anyway.
So the liberals ban them. And feel good for having done it.