Both sides of the "smoke free" discussion have valid points.
Not a lot of coverage has been given to the other side of the debate. Some residents feel like it less of a debate over smoking and more of a debate of government taking away individual freedoms. Then again, smoking in public is one of those instances where an individual's actions do affect the rights of those that are occupying the same public place. Issac Bailey tries to objectively analyze both sides of the debate in his recent column. You can read that here.