Thursday, November 8, 2007

Illinois smoking ban

Illinois' stringent statewide ban on smoking in public places takes effect January 1, 2008.

Smokers, barkeeps, and restaurateurs are up in arms, as they were when the Chicago City Council passed such an ordinance in 2005.

They need not worry. When I was a kid, people eventually got over the passage of a similarly controversial law called No Punching Anyone You Want in the Face.


Anonymous said...

steve martin joke: "whenever someone asks me, 'hey steve, do you mind if i smoke?' i just say, 'why no, do you mind if i... fart?"

Ben said...

Wendy Liebman joke: "When people come up to me and say, 'Miss, your smoke is bothering me,' I say, 'Well, it's killing me!' "