Smokers Welcome?

Henry Morgan (subscription required) of Alamogordo is my hero. Why? Because he’s sticking it to the man by letting customers smoke in his restaurant. As any smoker and most non-smokers know, New Mexico is now “smoke free” just about anywhere indoors. So, while I personally may not like smoking and under normal circumstances might avoid Morgan’s restaurant because it allows smoking, that choice is, at least under law, already made for me by our friends in Santa Fe.
Of course, while advocates of fascism…er…I mean controlling all of our actions say that restaurants are not impacted by smoke free laws, the economic reality is not so pretty. More details on the economics of smoking bans can be found in this recent blog.