People could no longer smoke in establishments that served food and customers did not want to come in for drinks, only to step outside whenever they wanted to smoke.
Some argue that they would not want to take their children to businesses with smoking sections for fear of agitating their sensitive bodies.
However, this does not justify banning smoking in areas where only adults are allowed like bars and nightclubs.
Meanwhile, considerable evidence warns that such measures have bad effects.
During the 1990s, for example, three communities in Massachusetts implemented a vigorous enforcement campaign against under-age tobacco sales.
That same foundation has worked tirelessly to successfully ban smoking in all public places including bars, restaurants, workplaces, and even public streets.
Their logic is that banning smoking will cleanse the air of impurities that smokers choose to ingest, but should not inflict onto others.
Advocates promised teen smoking would fall sharply when it became harder to buy cigarettes.
High-profile “stings” exposed the stores that were selling to youths.
Business owners, employees, and patrons can make decisions for themselves and decide whether or not they want to expose themselves to smoky environments.
Government-mandated smoking bans do not solve the smoking “problem.” Smoking bans only harm businesses and limit the liberties of tax-paying American citizens.