NC's Gov., Beverly Perdue, will be signing a bill banning smoking in ALL restaurants and bars. Restaurants I might can understand, but BARS???
Smokin' and drinkin' go together like peanut butter and jelly! I am a smoker and I can't imagine going to a bar and not being able to smoke! Personally, that is how I pace myself while drinking. I'm pretty sure others do the same thing. I predict more drunk drivers on the roads now.
North Carolina farmers produced $686 MILLION worth of tobacco last year. That is nearly half of what ALL of the US produces.
Wisconsin legislators also voted Wednesday night to ban smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. At least NC hasn't banned smoking at the workplace...yet.
"By the end of this year, more than 30 states and the District of Columbia are expected to have laws banning smoke from workplaces, restaurants, bars, or some combination." (http://www.startribune.com/nation/44912797.html)