Smoking ban proponents are quick to buttress their position with bogus, inane theories about how people who work in bars and restaurants are dying from smoke inhalation. They ignore the fact that these hard working waiters, waitresses, and barkeeps can do what anyone else does if they donâ€™t like their jobs: quit and get another one. It is called the free market and it is a beautiful thing.
Senate Bill 246 also creates loopholes allowing the stateâ€™s casino racket to be partially exempt from the ban and permitting smoking in cigar bars, tobacco shops, and bars that have 20 percent or less in annual sales of food. This number was concocted arbitrarily. Senator Stewart â€œNanny State Stewâ€? Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) and his cadre of cradle-to-grave coddlers were kind enough to â€œexemptâ€? people who choose to smoke in their own cars or their own homes! I hope someone remembers to send him a thank you note and a pack of Swisher Sweets.