Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Smoking Ban Goes Down In Flames 

Sorry about the headline. Couldn't resist. This is good news. You can almost feel the smell the nicotine breath exuding from Graydon Carter's smile:

Supreme Court Justice Paul J. Baisley Jr. ruled this month that the Clean Indoor Air Act (Public Health Law Art. 13-E), requires bar owners to post "no smoking" signs in their establishments and to admonish people who light up in defiance of those laws. The statute does not, however, require the bar owners to enforce the law by ordering patrons to stub out their cigarettes or otherwise refuse to serve them.

[NY Lawyer--NY Bars Defeat Smoking Ban - Sort Of]