Why I don’t like smoking bans a lot, since I’m not a smoker any longer. I have always maintained that I have no problem with businesses making the business decision to go smoke free, as it is their right to run their business as they please; no I have a problem with the government mandating that “thou shalt not smoke”. If you really want to know why I have a problem with that, then you don’t really have to look much further than France:
They say it is undemocratic because it was not passed as a law through the Parliament but announced by government decree.
That’s how it happens a lot of the time here as well. The governmet up and decides with no voter input to lay the banhammer on something. I don’t like that. I don’t care if it’s smoking, trans fats, or jumping out of airplanes with a parachute.
I guess another part of me looks around and is sort of confused that they banned smoking in France. I mean come on, it’s FRANCE.