I work for a larger healthcare operation who also happen to own duplexes, houses and an apt building. There is no
smoking allowed in any of them.
My wife and I just came back from the Quad Cities and I was surprised to see that in Illinois, not only couldn't you smoke in the bars and restaurants, there was a sign that forbade you from smoking within 15 feet of any door.
Reservations and Native casinos are sovereign land protected by treaties and they can set their own policies. Right now that means you can smoke, so go for it if you want. Also, Doyle is a lame duck and no one funnels money into someone that no longer can help them. You want to drive 75 on the highway, vote in someone that agrees with you. The people spoke and voted in politicos that followed their wishes and said no more to smoke in bars and restaurants. You're free to run and/or to vote in smoking friendly politicians. For something so very unhealthy, you'll find it impossible I'd guess. A bar is slicensed amd most follow the law. They are free to find a new line of work. We don't let naked customers or live sex shows in our bars do we? I realize that's the government telling randy bar owners they can't be "free".
I used to smoke so I'm very understanding what a hardship not smoking where and when you want but I'm also now far more educated as to the dangers of smoking and I do think it should
be banned. Our "leaders" ARE hypocrites and are addicted too, but for them it is to the income that you poor people pay in taxes.
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