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Thursday, July 7, 2005

outdoor smoking ban

Posted by on July 7 at 13:28 PM

I’m taking the extreme position that smoking should be illegal in all workplaces AND public outdoor spaces. I freaking HATE walking through the fumes that trail smokers on the sidewalk (even more than I hate seeing smokers litter). In Tokyo, the ultra-dense Chiyoda neighborhood banned public smoking completely a couple years ago. When I visited I delighted in seeing a Smokers’ Style cafe… a haze-filled, glassed-in gas chamber where the weak and addicted could poison themselves without fear of a fine. Perfect.