I sympathize with Jack Tavares, the owner of Crazy Jack's Country Bar
and Grill. He was fined for smoking in his own restaurant. The long arm
of government sometimes seems oppressive.
But, as an ex-smoker of many years, I'm happy at the law banning
smoking in public buildings. There is almost no way for a smoker not to
irritate a nonsmoker when he lights up. Invariably, smoke finds its way
throughout the environment.