No Smoking Sign Mandate

Little noticed in the debate over Pennsylvania’s new smoking ban was that it also included a smoking sign mandate. The Commonwealth Foundation got our notice (along with a “sign” we can display on the back), posted below.

The notice says we (as employers) must post a “No Smoking” sign; if we were one of the business exempted, we would need a “Smoking Permitted” sign for the front entrance. Failure to post signs could result in a $1,000 fine and having to wear a scarlet A in public.

Under threat of force, I will post the sign, right next to my “Smoking is healtier than Fascism” card and my “Citizen Legislators, Not Career Politicians” bumper sticker.