"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ok so Springfield, IL has had a smoking ban in all public places and businesses in effect for a few weeks now. Of course the local businesses, especially bars, are now whining that that they're going to go out of business because of it. Last night I went to a local bar in Springfield to listen to my friend Don's Dixieland Jazz Band. Amazingly there were more people there this month with the ban than there was the month before without the ban. The only change I noticed was that I could breathe and not smell like smoke afterward. Yeah!