Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Just Do It

Another attempt at a smoking ban has fallen apart in the state legislature.

A lobbyist for the American Lung Association said "It's getting to the point of embarrassment for the state of Pennsylvania."

She's right.

A study came out a few weeks ago stating there is no safe level of second hand smoke.

The house and senate have looked at the issue for years. Every survey done here in Pennsylvania shows the majority of state residents favor a smoking ban, but the special interests count more than you do. Fear rules. Our elected representatives are afraid to do the right thing.

Smoking bans have worked in other states and other countries. Bars and restaurants have survived. There is no wave of bankrupcties.

It's time.