This picture (from today's Inquirer) says it all. We should be really worried about a smoking ban keeping these customers away from the bar. Give it a fucking rest already. It doesn’t affect shit, except making 97% of the population a whole lot happier. California. New York. Ireland. Spain. Italy. You know we could go on. If these coots are too stubborn to see that their second hand smoke is fucking up the health of others, the cost of which every American is footing via rising healthcare costs, then fuck them.
And yes, there is the argument out there that we could be the one city that allows you to smoke and there are tons of hipsters that would love that. But we think that’s a hook we'd rather stay away from: “Come to Philly… where you can die/kill yourself.”
In related news, John Street has yet to find his backbone.
New Jersey smokers proclaim: we’re not finished being complete fucking morons yet [Inky]
Philly City Council reaches new depths of ineptness [Inky]
Take your time on that smoking ban. [Philebrity]
How Big Tobacco uses and abuses the restaurant industry [TobaccoScam]
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