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Editorial: A decade of smoke-free indoors

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Yesterday was a real occasion for celebration: the 10th anniversary of New York state’s expanded Clean Indoor Air Act, a law that has been a success any way you look at it. There are many actions government can take to reduce smoking, e.g. education, health warning labels, high taxes and advertising restrictions. All have been tried to one degree or other, with varying degrees of success. But none is so effective as simply banning the ...

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July 25, 2013
7:29 a.m.

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The writer seems to support the concept of a nanny state. What would we citizens do without the state telling us how to live our lives? For example, the state tells us what type of light bulbs we can use, how much water we can use in our toilets, what types of stoves, washing machines, microwaves, refrigerators, we can use. The state dictates how many miles/gallon we must get in our cars. The once powerful Ford trucks are moving away from steel to aluminum and plastic in order to comply with EPA mandates. Does anyone champion LIBERTY anymore?

July 25, 2013
10:08 a.m.

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Could you back up your blather by producing citations for your statement that there are 6000 more bars in NYC and hospitalizations for smoking-related diseases are down??

I doubt you can produce proof of those statements.