Smoking ban in NH?

It looks like New Hampshire – our friendly “live free or die” neighbor is planning on banning smoking in public places.

Smoking ban backers say citizens’ health is issue –

I’m a smoker – yes, I know – and I honestly have to say that I don’t mind the smoking ban. Whenever I travel to places where smoking is allowed, I always: a) smoke too much and b) get unnerved when I see people lighting up. Funny how quickly habits change.

How many states are smoke free, anyway?

3 Comments so far

  1. Kristine (unregistered) on January 17th, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    The rest of New England has a smoking ban, am I right?

  2. DougieFresh (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

    11 states have smoking bans including all New England states except NH. NH needs a smoking ban to protect people who work in restaurants and bars. Not everyone gets to choose where they work so this argument, “just work somewhere else” doesn’t fly. I think it also makes NH look bad that’s it’s the only New England state without such a law. We don’t look all “Live Free and Die” we look redneck and backwards. Let’s hope it passes.

  3. morey (unregistered) on February 20th, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

    If this thing passes in the “Free State”, it will be a major blow to freedom and personal responsibility in America.

    I’d say Dougie is the redneck. I’d much rather see NH loosen up it’s laws and adopt a tolerance level of, say, Holland.

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