The invisible damage done by Charleston's smoking ban

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"That customers or employees might be exposed to secondhand smoke as a result of their personal decision to patronize or work at a place where smoking is allowed should seem like a trivial consideration when compared to the much more serious financial risk — and loss — suffered by bartenders and bar owners. By what rationale should the government (particularly local officials who would probably never frequent places like A.C.'s anyway) have the right to harm the way these men earn a living by restricting the use of a legal product?"

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