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Question of the Day — 1/27/06

Issue: More limits on smokers possible: State air board declares secondhand smoke a toxic air contaminant/LA Times

DFO: I have been amazed at how much effort is put into banning smoking, which can kill in a secondhand manner over an extreme period of time; yet, no one seems to be very serious about drunkenness. In Washington, habitual drunk drivers are treated like catch-and-release fish. They pose far more of a risk to my family than the cowering smoker at the entrance to a public building.

Question: Why are we so tough with tobacco but look the other way re: alcohol?

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