In general, I’ll try to avoid getting on a soapbox about random politically-charged topics, but the NC General Assembly passed a smoking ban Thursday, which the governor promises to sign.090422_smoking_bar

I’m ambivalent about this. I go out a lot and I’m a non-smoker, so I’m looking forward to breathing easier at the bar. But I don’t want to snuff business owners and their right to make a decision.

Story from the N&O

I’m curious: do you all out there think it’ll really affect the bars/restaurants?