Clearing the smoke-filled rooms
As it should, the bill exempts private homes and most outdoor areas, among other locations. If it's amended to add exemptions for bars and nightclubs, where patrons generally expect to encounter numerous smokers, I would have no trouble supporting it. Citizens need to be free to make a personal choice on whether to smoke, but the choice must be just that: personal. As an American Heart Association spokesman said, "The right of a smoker to smoke stops where a non-smoker's nose begins."