Good News From St. Charles
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Charles’ proposed smoking ban is going nowhere:
Councilman Laurie Feldman, 3rd Ward, said a ban would limit the personal freedom of St. Charles residents.
"They can frequent places that allow smoking if they choose to, or they can not frequent them," Feldman said. "To me, it’s all about choice."
Restaurants (and other businesses) that want the support of people who oppose smoking would do well to institute their own no-smoking policies. But some patrons want to smoke, and it would be foolish for St. Charles to drive them all into neighborhing areas. Smoke-free and smoking-allowed establishments should be able to coexist in the same city.