semi-smokefree

Anyone have any thoughts on the city’s half-hearted smoking ban? Will it do any good? Will it do any harm? And has anyone noticed the funny link in the comments section of HoustonSmokingBan.org?

1 Comment so far

  1. fyre (unregistered) on March 11th, 2005 @ 3:26 pm

    It will do some good, but not much. It’ll be too hard to properly enforce. For instance, Cafe Artiste – my favourite cafe – does not technically have a “bar area.” However, their entire building (save two tables) is currently “smoking.” They serve alcohol (wines and beers), and have a “bar” (coffee bar). It’s a technicality, but – from what I understand – with the wording of the law, they could stay as they are with no problems.

    As a smoker, I don’t agree with the ban, but I do agree something needed to be done. Smoking sections are infringing upon non-smoking sections, more and more. Too many places have open-air between smoking and non-smoking. A smoking section in a seperate room, preferably with seperate air handlers would be sufficient, but so few places bother.

    I could go for hours, but I won’t.



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