>> Yes, indeed. Here in the Bay Area of California, they want to make
>> fireplaces illegal for environmental reasons. Good thing that
>> harpsichords don't give off greenhouse gases!
> Yet, smoking is okay. Go figu[r]e
Go figure what? An extremely simple piece of research yields this:
"In America, the success and subsequent popularity of the ban enacted
by the state of California in 1998 encouraged other states such as New
York to implement bans of their own. California's smoking ban included
an initially controversial ban of smoking in bars, extending the
statewide workplace smoking ban enacted in 1994. (...) In addition,
some areas in California have recently begun making whole cities
smoke-free, which would include every place except residential homes.
More than 20 cities in California have passed park and beach smoking
What were we figuring exactly?