Uncategorized

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.

 

Check Also

Anthony Scaramucci thought HB2 was “shameful”

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, was ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

GOP lawmakers want North Carolinians to make sweeping, permanent changes to the state Constitution a [...]

The lump started small and hid behind her ear. Harmless, the doctor said, nothing to worry about. So [...]

The Senate voted along party lines Tuesday night to overturn a partial judicial redistricting bill i [...]

Viola Williams has been crunching numbers and working out possible solutions since last week, when t [...]

From 1999-2016, opioid-related overdose fatalities increased by more than 800 percent in North Carol [...]

Would that North Carolina lawmakers had been so direct as “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman, a virulent white [...]

“I’m speechless.” So began the heartfelt lament of Rep. Verla Insko (D-Orange) late last Friday afte [...]

The post SB 711 – The pig’s roast appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]