Smoker hauled to jail for defying ban

<p>Some people are heroes even if they dont realize it.&nbsp; We read that in Texas a smoker has been arrested for smoking. &nbsp;&ldquo;Brian Wayne Hendrix … was arrested and jailed on an outstanding warrant for smoking in a public place &mdash; a bar.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mr. Hendrix says he was &ldquo;flabbergasted&rdquo;.&nbsp; But why?&nbsp; Didnt he know that Texas, as other states did, made the passive smoking fraud a state law?&nbsp; And a law is a law, isn&rsquo;t it?…</p>

Smoking up in Massachusetts since the ban

<p><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"><img height="88" alt="" width="65" align="right" src="" /></span>Smoking bans yield predictable results everywhere, that is, the opposite of what &ldquo;public health&rdquo; says it wants to achieve with prohibition.&nbsp; A rush of non-smokers in &ldquo;smoke-free&rdquo; environments is promised although bankruptcies are what take place.&nbsp; Our hearts dont bleed for most hospitality industry associations, however, that keep trading freedoms for some temporary exemption while seeking political correctness.</p>