Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Smoke-Free St. Louis City Poll asks wrong question!

The new Smoke-Free St. Louis City poll asks the wrong question. The relevant question to ask St. Louisans is this:

If a St. Louis City bar or restaurant owner makes a good faith effort to clear his air of tobacco smoke with appropriate ventilation and filtration, should St. Louis City government continue to tolerate smoking within this establishment or should St. Louis City government ban smoking within this establishment?

If a strong majority of St. Louis voters answer that St. Louis City government should ban smoking within the establishment, despite the efforts of the business owner to clear his air, then I would say the St. Louis public supports a smoking ban.