The Other View in the Smoking Ban Debate
This month’s edition of the Soulard Renaissance has a very well-written article arguing for a ban on public smoking. (The page takes a few moments to download, and the article begins at the bottom of page 1.) I know most of the staff and readers here probably disagree vehemently with the author, the inimitable William S. Tomber, but he does a very good job of making his points.
Contrast this with Show-Me Institute policy analyst Dave Roland’s testimony on this subject before the Clayton City Council, and please fire away in the comments.
(I will add that the author is a successful small businessman and entrepreneur, so he is well aware of how markets meet demand.)