OK, I’ve completely changed my mind; there should be NO smoking ban. I mean who can argue with this:
He said the restaurant organization wants bar areas to be exempt from any smoking ban. Likewise, representatives of the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association said bowling alleys should be allowed to have separate smoker's lounges.Well, that certainly is a compelling argument. And let’s not stop at bowling shoes. Many patrons of non-smoking establishments are bound to be hit by cars that jump the curb while standing outside smoking. Also, there will certainly be an increase in pneumonia among those outdoor puffers who fail to wear a jacket in the cold. I foresee wholesale slaughter as those smoking outside are hit by falling ice and speeding bicyclists, bitten by loose dogs and vaporized by wayward meteorites. Oh the humanity!
Otherwise, association member Bob Stubler said, patrons may try to sneak outside to smoke while wearing their bowling shoes and slip in inclement weather - creating insurance liabilities for business owners.