Well, it’s official, by a vote of 12 to 1, the DC Council voted to ban smoking in bars in restaurants effective on 1 January 2007. Now what’s left is the endless lawsuits, the building of the economic hardship guidelines and a whole sackload of congressional oversight. So, while we’re just 361 days from a fully smokei-free DC, it’s not going to be an easy task.
Councilwoman Carol Schwartz was the lone opposing vote, citing personal freedom and the acts of consenting adults.
It’s just a shame that I never consented to let others stink up the room.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs