Statewide Smoking Ban

As of today, all of Massachusetts is smoke free. While us in Boston have been dealing with this for over a year, we could still escape to some of the towns around Boston and smoke. Even while in Worcester Saturday night, I was able to smoke.
In Boston, the ban has gone pretty smoothly from what I have seen. As a smoker, its a bit of a pain in the ass, but I do have to say, at points I do enjoy the smoke free atmosphere of the bar. The worst is when the elements are against you, aka, snow, sleet, rain, cold, etc. I wonder if it will be as smooth around the rest of the state.
The biggest problem is how some of the bars deal with smoking. Places like Avalon have gotten smart and opened a special section out back so people can easily go out and smoke. Some places, especially on crowded nights, will make you get back in line and wait to get back in to the bar. I completely understand making the place smoke free, but making it difficult for people to go out and smoke just doesn’t make sense to me. It would seem like a place would want to keep all of their business, not just the non-smokers.
Well, good luck to the smokers in the rest of the state, have fun dealing with the same stuff us in Boston have been for a year.

3 Comments so far

  1. smeg (unregistered) on July 6th, 2004 @ 1:35 am

    I didn’t know it was going live on the whole state! I really like it in Boston (as a non smoker) and when I was back in England, where they smoke anywhere still, I found how much I liked it! :)

  2. Liz (unregistered) on July 6th, 2004 @ 1:39 am

    I’m a smoker and I dont mind the ban.. sometimes I just want to smoke and drink at a bar.. and get a little pissy that I cant.. but all in all I dont mind the ban.

  3. Betsy_Devine (unregistered) on July 6th, 2004 @ 2:39 am

    skadz! good luck with your new gig. Oh, uh, smoking in bars–I agree, smoke-free air indoors doesn’t require punishing people who go outside for a smoke.

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