Tonight the Virginia Beach City Council is set to vote on a smoking ban in all restaurants. Two problems with such a proposal:
1. It smacks of the nanny state trying to regulate personal behavior.
2. Virginia law doesn't make a distinction between restaurants and bars.
I'd much rather someone at a bar slow up to have a cigarette than continue to chug down drinks.
Update: City Council passed the ban 7-3. Kudos to Bill DeSteph, Reba McClanan, and Harry Diezel for voting "No".