Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Mayor Slay and "expensive air-handling technologies"

Mayor Slay, in his statement concerning a St. Louis City public smoking law, mentioned the possibility of requiring St. Louis City venues that allow smoking to install "install expensive air-handling technologies". Mayor Slay is from a famous St. Louis restaurant family. It is pretty clear he knows about the technology the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed could make the air in the nonsmoking section of a restaurant that allows smoking as clean as that of a smoke-free building.