Nanny State Update: Berkeley Bans Smoking



Now that Alameda County Public Health Director Anthony Iton has demonstrated ties between low-income habits like smoking and early death (see below), in steps the Berkeley City Council to keep us alive whether we like it or not. On Tuesday, the council voted to ban smoking on the sidewalks in all commercial neighborhoods, as well as within fifty feet of senior centers and child care centers. Good Lord, what are those poor Marine recruiters going to do now?