Letter: Statewide smoking ban has benefitted many
To the editor,
We all owe a debt of gratitude to Minnesota's lawmakers who last year had the courage to buck the tobacco industry and vote to make our state smoke-free. Not only is going to a bar or restaurant a more pleasant (and safer) experience, we're all benefiting from having the law in place. Less exposure to secondhand smoke means a healthier citizenry, which in turn means less tobacco-related health insurance, medical and tax costs.