In Allen County, you now have the right to clog your arteries in a smoke free enviroment. How long before they take away trans-fats like they did in New York City? Some continue to advocate applying the smoking ban to bars, so that people can damage their liver and kill off their own brain cells without having to worry about second hand smoke. They tried Prohibition once, they might try it again.
People do not go to bars to drink; they can stay home and get plastered. They go to hang out with other people who drink, and possibly hook up with someone who is carrying a venereal disease. How many of our bad habits do politicians plan to break for us?
I am a non-smoker, non-drinker in a monogamous relationship. My sole vice is my diet of junk and fast food. My life is as bland as an Al Gore speech. I do not need the government's help in making my health choices. What I fear is that new laws drawn up in the name of protecting public health will set the precedent for other laws designed to protect the people from themselves.