Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would ban smoking in all federal buildings. The Smoke-Free Federal Buildings Act, introduced Friday, has four co-sponsors, among them Del. Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa). The Pacific island territory Faleomavaega represents has a law banning smoking in all public places.
Davis’ bill would prohibit smoking in and 25 feet around all facilities owned or leased by the federal government. Smoking sections would not be allowed inside a federal facility.
Yes, on Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court and other government agencies people can smoke in their offices. Smoking bans are only for peasants, not for legislators. This bill was DOA and not even read but that doesn’t stop the press from reporting it.