Thursday, May 03, 2007

The AZ Anti-Smoking Insurgency Strikes First

On May 1, the "Smoke-Free Arizona Act" went into effect. The law bans smoking in all public places, including restaurants, bars and common areas. Tribal areas are sovereign lands and therefore exempt. That means even more $$$ for the Indian casinos - the last refuge for folks with petty vices.

In my building we have an outside stairwell that was once the floor's smoking lounge. Not anymore. And to make sure smokers don't try and weasel their way around the law, somebody has placed a crude IED in the stairwell. As you can see however, the insurgents do provide fair warning...

I don't smoke, but I do use the stairwell as a shortcut to the food court. Thus, I may well be the first collateral casualty in Arizona's global war on smoking.

1 comment:

WufPirate said...

A bill just failed in the NC house to pass a similar law. "Tobacco Road" will be the last place on earth to ban smoking in public. Hopefully, I will have quit smoking by the time that happens, if it ever does.