An editorial from the Trib.com discusses the rise in drunk driving after a smoking bans.
A study from Wisconsin shows a citywide smoking ban makes the drunk-driving rate rise. The study, published by the Journal of Public Economics, has found that after communities enacted smoking bans, there has been an increase in alcohol-related fatal traffic accidents.
As Gerri L. Elder reports in her article, "Smoking Bans Linked to DUI Fatalities," the reason the smoking bans make DUIs increase is undetermined. However, the studies are very accurate and conclusive. Anyone thinking a smoking ban does not affect you, please think again.