John Hood devotes his daily column to eviscerating the "wimpy" proposed smoking ban.
is straight-out paternalism – government should tell you what to do
with your own body. But not wanting to look like Big Brother, or at
least like their own uptight parents, tobacco prohibitionists typically
make other arguments for a smoking ban in restaurants.
He picks apart the arguments for the ban point by point, and says all the things I've been trying to say, just more coherently, eloquently and succinctly.