Happy In Bag

Monday, March 24, 2008

Smoked Out

It sometimes seems that every adult in Europe is a smoker. That's what makes England's absolute indoor smoking ban so remarkable. As in Lawrence, Kansas, there are often more people crowded outside a pub than in its interior. The proposals currently before Kansas City's voters may be flawed, but all Americans need to realize that smoking bans are invevitable.


  • At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The difference is that England is a Socialist society, where the government is expected to be your nanny and tell you what, when, how, and where you can do things involving your business. We in America believe (or are supposed to) in the rights of adults to make choices after educating themselves.

  • At 9:23 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    I dunno, Anon. During the current election cycle it sure seems that most Americans are embracing the nanny state concept.

  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger the unthinking lemming said…

    The Brits have been at it a lot longer than US colonials.

  • At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm not a smoker, but I feel sorry for them; chased from pillar to post, taxed to death long before the cancer can set in ... I don't approve of these bans, either. Stay away if you can't afford to send your clothes to the cleaner.


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