Smoking Bans: Hey Michigan, if NC can do it, so can we!
One of the things I had to get used to once I moved to Michigan was asking for a seat in a non-smoking section. Having lived in California, which banned smoking in most public buildings (something Oregon has long since done), it was difficult to remember to ask that question. Fortunately, most national chains already ban smoking, but local establishments are less likely to do so.
But news to all, if the people of North Carolina, a state that produces half the nation's tobacco, can ban smoking in restaurants and bars, so can the rest of us! Some would say that this is an infringement on the rights of smokers. That may be so, but to go into a restaurant and have to experience someone else's smoke is an infringement on my rights. And with all of the information we have about second hand smoke, well it's a national health hazard for workers.
So, Michigan legislators -- get busy and get this law passed!!! Yes, this is one of my pet peeves!!