The smoking ban is a bad idea according to some scientists with a lot of time on their hands because . . . wait for it . . . it sends smokers outside altogether to smoke and, you know, kids might walk down the sidewalk and breathe.
The results of University of Georgia scientists’ test of outdoor cigarette smoke levels in downtown Athens show that indoor smoking bans may be unhealthy for outdoor diners and drinkers.
Researchers want to find out if moves to restrict indoor smoking in bars and restaurants increases the public’s chances of breathing harmful chemicals associated with cigarette smoke outside, according to a report that UGA researchers presented at a recent conference.
Personally, I think the smoking ban is one of the few nanny-state ideas that I’ve ever enjoyed. I opposed it, but damn is it nice not to go to a restaurant and stink.