smoking ban gaining…
From the Post: Smoking Ban Gaining In D.C.
Council member Carol Schwartz (R-At Large), chairman of the committee and the council’s strongest opponent of a ban, said that the District is unlike other cities and states because it relies so heavily on the hospitality industry and that out-of-state competition is just a quick Metro ride away in Virginia or Prince George’s County.
Considering the number of people FROM nearby VA and MD that come into the District, you’d think the out-of-state competition would totally welcome and support the ban. Stop fooling yourselves about DC’s venues only being a lure because people can smoke in them.
Besides, wouldn’t DC residents like having one less smell lingering in the air of the District?
“Besides, wouldn’t DC residents like having one less smell lingering in the air of the District?”
Oh, I don’t know, any distraction from the acrid odor of human urine is a welcome addition in my book!