The North Carolina General Assembly has voted to ban smoking in all restaurants and bars. I know there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth from smokers and some of my dear friends won't be happy with me, but I can't help but gloat.
I have a very strong reaction to cigarette smoke. My eyes tear and swell, I start wheezing (I'm asthmatic) and I will be congested for days after a brief exposure. I am so sick and tired of smokers telling we non-smokers that we can just choose to work somewhere/shop somewhere/drink somewhere or eat somewhere that doesn't allow smoking. Not long ago it was next to impossible to find a restaurant in North Carolina that didn't allow smoking, so my family stayed home.
Today, I get to say, "right backatcha." If you want to work somewhere/shop somewhere/drink somewhere or eat somewhere that allows smoking, now it is your turn to stay home.