The Early Days of a Better Nation

Monday, April 05, 2004

Butt Out

The Agitator points to a punchy article against the proposed Washington, DC smoking ban and to a remarkably content-free interview with 'Nurse Bloomberg' puffing New York's. The former article claims that
In New York City, where legislators are considering amendments to the smoking ban, 76 percent of bars and nightclubs experienced a 30 percent decline in business.
In the smoking culture war, of course, 48.03% of statistics are made up, so I prefer to stick with arguments from liberty and common sense. If it turns out to 'work' in Ireland, I won't take that as a reason to oppose it less in Scotland. I'll just take it as bad news about the Irish.


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