In its latest edition, GW’s Hatchet takes a whack at covering the sidewalk smoking bill. Perhaps the story got whacked by an editor, because the reporters omitted a key point: that the purpose of the bill is to protect the integrity of the smokefree workplace law.
Right now, smoke drifts inside some offices – including medical offices. That, of course, violates the purpose of the smokefree workplace law, which is to protect employees from the toxins in secondhand smoke.
So no, it’s not about trying to mean to smokers. It’s all about health.