posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 05:35 PM
If the ban is universal and properly enforced then it is good and workable. Non smoking has become the rule in my province, municipality by
Originally there were problems where some bars were more vigilant in obeying the law than others. Predictably they lost business. Then people found
out that they were under no legal obligation to identify themselves to enforcement officers who tried to ticket them, predictably tickets for smoking
dropped to 0.
A new law was passed fining the establishment rather than the offending patron and smoking in bars ceased. So did business traffic as everybody went
to surrounding municipalities where non smoking legislation had yet to be enacted.
I'm not a smoker but when I went out, it was to clubs in municipalities that allowed smoking simply because thats where the people were.
Now that surrounding areas have gone non smoking as well things have evened back out. Obviously if a law is to be fair and enforcable it has to be
BTW- You really don't notice how much your clothes stink of smoke until you start patronising non smoking establishments. No burn holes from some
drunk idiot's cig either