I know we’re crossing the river here, and that some folks aren’t too keen on what goes down on the other side, but the Campbell County smoking ban has been an interesting half-saga to watch. In the beginning, it appeared that they had chosen to follow suit with many other surrounding areas with the decision to make its businesses smoke-free. It’s something that’s a reasonably big step for such a major area in Kentucky, where tobacco is sort of a major thing, if you didn’t know.
…Until, of course, lots and lots of opponents to the ban showed up at a county meeting and presumably coughed so loud that county commissioners just said, “Screw it. Ban’s banned. The end.”