Health Department Commissioner Sanne Magnan said today that:
"It's time for the curtain to come down on this play of theatrics and get on with the business of protecting Minnesotans from the harms of secondhand smoke,"
Yes, thank goodness the health department has stepped in. I mean how could I ever protect myself if it wasn't for the government.
I mean could we expect anyone to take responsibility for themselves and not patronize bars where smoking occurs?
I just wish the health department would step up and ban loud music in bars and at concerts. We need to protect the hearing of workers at these establishments!!!
The smoking ban with Orwellian name "The Freedom to Breathe Act", as if breathing was not allowed before, establishes fines of up to $10,000 for bars or restaurants that allow smoking.
Sounding like a local commissar, Magnan said her agency would work to "educate" bars on the law before imposing penalties. Yes, send the scofflaws to reeducation camps, a wonderful idea from our communist friends. Like the bar owners really don't understand the law.