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Here is something for lawmakers to consider today as they begin debating the proposal by House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman to ban smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces.

An analysis by the State Center for Health Statistics finds that almost a third of the workers exposed to secondhand smoke in an indoor workplace do not have health insurance.

And in case they have forgotten, the U.S. Surgeon General says that NO exposure to secondhand smoke is safe.


  1. IBXer

    February 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

    No exposure to totalitarian government is also safe…

  2. Louie

    February 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    now taking nominations for the smokiest bar in North Carolina. Any Progressive Pulse readers hit the clubs?

  3. Louie

    February 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    IBXer, do you think that stop lights and signs are the efforts of a “totalitarian government” infringing upon your rights?.

    If you believe the 2006 Surgeon General’s Report, second handsmoke kills approximately 50,000 Americans a year. Thats more than die in automobile acccidents.

  4. Doug Gibson

    February 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Well, if you want votes for the place you’re most looking forward to enjoying smoke-free, I have to say Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville.

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