The Daily Mail reports that the State Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether local boards of health can ban smoking.
Since Berkeley County banned smoking in most restaurants, dining has been much more enjoyable. Secondhand smoke is a public health risk, and the county boards of health should have the power to curb it. I sincerely hope the West Virginia Supreme Court does not invalidate these smoking bans. If it does, I hope it does so in a way that allows for valid legislation that accomplishes the same purpose. Our government should have the power to regulate air quality in our communities. It is a simple quality of life issue.