No more blowing smoke in the windy city

I read in the paper on Thursday that Chicago passed a ban on smoking in nearly all public places throughout the city. I was really bummed at that news. I really loved that you could smoke freely in Chicago. It made the city inviting. It’s a nerve-racking thing to visit a city like New York, or LA and have to figure out where smoking is allowed before you light up for fear that you will get slapped on the wrist with some sort of fine, or embarrasment.

I do smoke, but I also understand why people don’t want to be around me when I do it. I just feel that smoking in a public place should be decided by the owner of that public place, not the city government. No smoking, no pledges, and switch the word Christmas to Holidays. Is this country really ruled by a majority vote?

More info on the Chicago smoking ban on the MetBlogs.
Smoking ban goes in to effect Feb. 1st
Smoking Ban- Maybe finally actually FOR REAL.

1 Comment so far

  1. zayn muhammad (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 8:29 pm

    i remember a small city in california years ago where it was illegal to smoke outside.

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