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EDITORIAL: The governor blows smoke

Publication Date: 2005-07-29
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  • Publication:Chicago Tribune
Industry groups argue that the decision about new smoking restrictions should be left to individual restaurants and bars. This page has generally agreed with that sentiment: It's best to allow restaurants to decide their own rules.

But the idea of the state prohibiting municipalities from adopting their own rules is offensive.