Before I start ranting too much here, let me state that while I've smoked a couple of heaters, I do not, nor have I ever had, a smoking habit
With that out of the way, I am firmly in the corner of those who think that smokers are pretty much treated like parasites in today's society.
In addition to this tax, smokers in Wisconsin will become banished from public places, beginning next April.
When is enough going to be too much here. I'm not as opposed to the tax as I am to the dwindling rights that are afforded smokers. As more people decry the decline of our "free market" society, I would think it would only be logical to allow business owners to have the final say in whether or not their establishment were to allow smoking. Imagine the choices available. You could have a smoke free business, you could have a designated smoking section or proudly display the sign I saw in many beer joints just a few scant years ago: "THIS BUSINESS IS A SMOKING ESTABLISHMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY." Then if I wish to enter some place where I knew I leave 2 hours later smelling like an ashtray, that would be my... Help me out here class... CHOICE!!!
Yes, I do think there is still a market out there for a bar and or restaurant where you could light up with your scotch and soda after consuming thick slab of prime rib.
I guess I should be careful, after smokes are banned completely, booze and fatty meat will be next.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sconey smokers have to dig deeper.
Posted by John Shannon at 3:52 PM