Last Word on D.C. Smoking Ban

(… for now at least. My#1, My#2)

A proposal to ban all smoking in dining areas in the District was withdrawn by its D.C. Council sponsor today after it failed to garner the support needed to pass the bill on an emergency basis.

I am still almost completely ambivalent about the whole thing. I’d like to see some of the building owners step up and do it on their own… if only as a social experiment in the interim. If the WaPo story is any indication, however, the anti-smoking crowd is elated about the withdrawal of the proposed ban. (rolling eyes) What-the-fuck-ever.