Are there any legitimate rules about nonsmokers telling smokers when and where to smoke, ''Gentle Reader'' asks Miss Manners in her ''Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior''?
As those who do not smoke grow bolder toward those who do, cities and states across the country are coming under increasing pressure to enact legislation that restricts smoking in public and in the workplace.
In this paper you will be informed of the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, and why smoking should be banned from all public places. Smoking during a pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, asthma, premature birth, learning and behaviour problems, and difficulty maintaining pregnancy.
Primarily, business and industry spokesman say, the regulation of smoking in public is best left up to the proddings of Miss Manners and her ilk, and the laws of supply and demand.
And why should we? They should be forced to give it up for the good of everyone. This solipsistic mindset is getting out of hand. Politics is the main influence in the decision making the public policies by the government. Some businesses serving the public have said they would suffer economically under no-smoking laws.
Finally, opponents of smoking say restrictions work ''as well as other ordinances,'' says Mr.