Ahead Of The Pack?

Philadelphia has joined a growing list of cities banning smoking in all bars and restaurants.
February 4, 2005, 6am PST | David Gest
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In Philadelphia, "[a] new citywide smoking ban would cover all workplaces, but the greatest emphasis has been on those that count as 'offices' for thousands of waitstaff: the city's bars and restaurants." According to one supporter, "No one should have to risk their health to hold down a job." Opponents argue that the ban will "put the hospitality industry in the city at a serious competitive disadvantage," especially combined with an already high drink tax. Is smoking a thing of the past in major cities?

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Published on Thursday, January 20, 2005 in Philadelphia City Paper
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