A couple of weeks ago, the Surgeon General issued another warning against second hand smoke.  I believe without doing much research, that this is the strongest warning she’s given.  As an asthmatic living in tobacco country..I welcomed her statement with open arms (and a couple of thankful lungs). 


Even though I’ve got a bit of a libertarian streak, I’m strongly opposed to smoking in public places–even if they are privately owned (such as stores, restaurants, music venues etc).  Health trumps the private property argument, in my opinon.  Seeing the Marriot ban smoking in their hotels is definitely a promising step in the right direction.