Wow, finally the mainstream media has caught on to the fact that the smoking ban isn't needed because restaurants are taking care of the problem themselves. The N&O takes a look at eateries going smoke-free freely.
Of course, it took the business reporter to unearth this radical idea. But we're glad to have them along and finally seeing the light.
The market is working as customers demand that restaurants go non-smoking:
week ago. "But in today's economy, people are really choosy with where
they spend their money, and I don't want to not be on that list because
Bolick was prompted to go smoke-free as complaints about smoke at her 2-year-old restaurant increased.
Amazing what happens when you let businesses decide for themselves what is their best way to operate and how customers (the market) rewards or punishes those it doesn't like.
It was also helpful that the article posted a link to the NC Health and Wellness Trust fund which has a listing of all restaurants in a county that are smoke free: http://www.stepupnc.com/do/smokefreedining.shtm
If more and more restaurants are responding to the market every day, why do we need a law?