Ken MacMillian moved from Britain to New York City in 1990. He loved it then. He loathes it now. The smoking ban of 2003 was "the final straw." "When I walk out onto my street in the Lower East Side, strewn with refuse, dog and human faeces, broken bottles, the air full of deafening sirens and exhaust fumes from trucks, buses and bikers, past closed down graffiti-covered store fronts, past the homeless, alcoholics, mentally ill, crack-heads, heroin-addicts, and bums begging for small change, it is beyond me that I cannot have a smoke in a bar."

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