But please. Spare me the rejoicing over smokers' health being saved. After all, human beings are now going to be forced by law to stand out in sub-zero cold and biting wind to sate their nicotine habit. For their health?
Is it really a matter of their health or is it retribution?
Ask the editorialists at the Bristol Herald Courier. To them, smoking is bad for your health but increased possibility of pneumonia isn't.
So much for the whole health argument.
Here's some irony to consider:
For patrons who have passed on trying certain restaurants, we urge them to make a visit now that these establishments are smoke free.Why couldn't they have simply held that same attitude with regard to any business that is so entrenched as to allow smoking within its confines? Why couldn't they simply maintain the position that they'd take their business elsewhere?
But to be frank, any business that is so retrenched as to build a separate smoking room will not get our business.
But no. A ban was called for. And a ban they got.
Rejoice. They should be very proud. They are, after all, doing smokers a favor.