Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Smoke Free in NC

Come Saturday, all restaurants and bars will be smoke free in North Carolina. This is a huge deal since tobacco has always been such a big part of this state's economy - and I am SO happy that the no smoking law was passed! Florida passed it several years ago when we were living down there, and it was weird to move to a state where smoking was still allowed. We forgot that when you walked into a restaurant they still needed to ask, "Smoking or non?" Well, not anymore!

This guy isn't as happy as me. What an idjut.

"Starting Saturday, Albert Brown will be forced to alter a cigarette habit he picked up at 9 years old. No more Marlboros over breakfast at the Toot-N-Tell Family Restaurant.
The state's smoking ban doesn't sit well with Brown, now 67, who shows a chest scar to prove his loyalty to tobacco. After heart bypass surgery in 2000, Brown kept smoking.
"The first thing I did when I got in my car was light a cigarette and puff away. Is that stupidity? Of course it is. But I love my cigarettes."


6 comments:

runningyankee said...

the toot n tell?? oh lord. thats carolina at its best.

LZ said...

I am so excited about this new law! Only a few more days!!!

By the way...loved your comment last time about puking rainbows!

The Tylers said...

The law was passed in LA a couple of years ago as well and it IS nice!! Go NC:)

wonderwoman said...

Yay! I can't believe it! They passed this in Eugene, OR when I was in college and it took awhile for people to actually obey the law, NJ was a little better when they passed the no smoking law.

Kim said...

I'm happy for you!!! That is awesome and I think it will only do good for people (even if they won't want it!). Second hand smoke is just so terrible for you! Good deal!

Anonymous said...

No more smelling like smoke when I leave the Club!!!