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That new law and unintended consequencesPosted Monday, October 8, 2007, at 9:18 AM
While many of our readers debated at length the pros and cons of the new smoking law, guess what happened?
People are already being impacted in ways they did not expect ... from the AP wire:
Meet 20 year-old Caitlin Grant. She has mixed drinks at the Chattanooga bar, "the Electric Cowboy" for the past several months, but now she's not old enough to enter as a customer. Because of the new anti-smoking law, Caitlin and a half-dozen other employees at the bar can't keep their jobs since a no-smoking ban inside workplaces began last Monday.
The Electric Cowboy continues to allow people to smoke inside by prohibiting anyone who is not at least 21 from entering, an exemption to the smoking ban.
I'm wondering: Does your right to not inhale tobacco smoke supersede Caitlin's right to work and support her child?
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Brian Mosely is a staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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