Monday, July 5, 2010

No Smoking, Milwaukee

The city-wide smoking ban goes into effect today. Hooray! My hair and clothes are happy that they will no longer be subjected to an ashy after-stench. Sorry, current smokers, but you'll be fine (says me, the non-smoker). As much as it sucks to have a personal choice prohibited, I think the ban has a lot more benefits than drawbacks. Won't it preserve general public's health and discourage future smokers? Don't you think it will make it easier for a lot of people to quit smoking--less accessibility, less mental triggers, less social pressure? Other smoking-banned cities like Chicago, Madison, and Appleton are still economically thriving economically and the public seems to still be ok. So we're good, Milwaukee? Everyone can take a big, deep, clean breath of fresh air?
Mechanical Stag


  1. Wow, this is great news! We lived in Tosa till 8 years ago (I THINK they had a smoking ban) when we moved to Houston. All the restaurants and bars here are non-smoking, so I was really surprised when we visited last year and had to walk through a smoke-filled bar to get to our table. BTW, love your blog...a little bit of home for me.

  2. I agree. The smoking ban has much more benefits. However, if smokers cannot smoke in the bar they will all huddle outside where they will throw their cigarette butts and ash in the streets and on the sidewalk. The bar owners should try to keep their establishment sanitary by investing in a few cigarette ash receptacles. The demand for these has increased since smoking bans have taken affect across the country. A great place to find all sorts of different models in a variety of finishes at great prices is at They are very fast and reliable.



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