In Burnett County, Wisconsin, there’s a battle of the butts going on cigarette butts, that is. The owner of the Midtown Tavern
tells newcomers: “I hope you guys don’t mind smoking. I do allow smoking in the bar.”

The owner of the bar said that since the smoking ban took effect in July 2010 law enforcers have fined him twice — both times because someone complained. He paid hundreds of dollars, but he continues to allow the smoking, he says, because enforcing the ban hurt his business by as much as 20 percent.

Another example that proves smoking bans are not good for business. Civil disobedience is not new in this country, it has worked in the past and will work again. Don’t like the ban, defy it.



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