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More confirmation of a wise decision

It seems like a long time ago now that North Carolina lawmakers passed the ban on smoking in most bars and restaurants. It was actually just three years ago that Governor Perdue signed the legislation into law. It took effect at the beginning of 2010.

It was passed over the objections of the anti-government crowd currently in control of the General Assembly who predicted all sorts of economic harm to restaurants, none of which has materialized.

Opponents of the smoking ban also questioned the health benefits of reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, despite a wealth of evidence that the health benefits were real.

A Time Magazine article this week details the latest confirmation that smoke-free laws across the country are saving lives. Thank goodness that common sense and concern for public health prevailed over the naysayers in North Carolina.

 

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