Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Non-smoing Tobacco State

It's official - WRAL.com has reported that today, Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a bill into law making it illegal to smoke in almost all restaurants and bars (private clubs and cigar bars are exempt).

Hooray for finally catching up, and protecting our citizens from about the only thing that the medical profession has definitively shown time and again has major detrimental effects. Of all the medical studies, research assignments, and lab experiments, nothing is as clear cut as the negative side effects from smoking. I understand that our state was built on tobacco money, but it's nice to see that we've caught up and begun to move past it.

Now, if we could just get them to take the anti-sodomy laws off the books ...

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