The smoking ban in public places passes in Washington. Grand. Just what we need, the state holding our hands through life making sure we’re safeguarded from every little thing that might make us sick. The smoking ban is “one of the nation’s strictest”:
It bans smoking in buildings and vehicles open to the public and in places of employment, including within 25 feet of doorways, windows and ventilation openings. Violators can be fined $100 for each infraction.
So much for cigars at McCormick’s. I guess this is just another good reason to get out of Seattle. Hey, and it’s a good thing the ban got passed even though the market was making the adjustment anyway:
And some 80 percent of businesses that belong to the Washington Restaurant Association already are smoke-free — an increase from 45 percent just six years ago.
Man, it’s a good thing we got the State. Bring on prohibition!