I must admit I was a little upset when I read about the Boyle County Health Department director trying to ban smoking.
Let me say up front that I am in the minority these days because I am a smoker. It should be up to each owner to decide if they will welcome smokers or not. There are restaurants now that are non-smoking, and they were not forced to make that decision. It was their choice.
I live in Harrodsburg, and my favorite place to eat is McDonald's. Our local McDonald's went non-smoking on Jan. 1. That rule told me they no longer wanted this smoker's business. What do I do now when I get a craving for a Big Mac? I drive to Danville to the McDonald's in front of Big Lots because they welcome smokers. I'm sure that one person not eating at a local restaurant won't break them. What if more smokers stood up for their rights and let their opinions be known by spending their money only at establishments that welcome them?