Take a deep breath and look at the big picture... Is it more worrisome that a couple bars *might* be snuffed out by the ban now by public policy, or should we be more concerned about dozens of lives being snuffed out every year because public policy failed to control a known killer - first and second hand smoke?
I'm sorry, but running a bar that depends on smokers is something people have *chosen* to do. If you think the need for tobacco at your bar will cause your bar to die, maybe it's time to kick the habit and reinvent yourself. Ten years from now, history will shine on the side of ban proponents. You want to stay ahead of the City and County to the east, no? Bob Spaulding The Other Downtown - "East Minneapolis" REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls