If they can do it in North Dakota, it can be done anywhere.
North Dakota’s capital city is making bars smokefree. Voters this week approved a smokefree bar measure by 60 percent. What’s more, they rejected a proposal for outdoor smoking huts.
The final tally: 5,273 voted to make bars, truck stops and tobacco stores smokefree while 3,554 voted against. The measure permitting smoking huts was defeated by a 4,482-4,285 margin.
Unlike many cities (such as Washington, D.C.), Bismarck isn’t wasting time in implementing its new law; it takes effect next week.