Approximately all countries prohibited smoking in all public places, especially in working places such as bars and restaurants.
But recently, Michigan became the 38th state which banned smoking in bars and restaurants and many other workspaces. The majority of Michigan inhabitants, especially non-smokers without any question accepted this legislation, researchers showed in their recent study.
However, the minority continues to protest against the law with continuing attempts to spread seeds of confusion about its legality and enforceability.
One main argument which appeared against this law is that it is vague and that’s why is unenforceable.
A very frequent demand is that this new legislation violates fundamental constitutional principles cutting the individual freedom. A result on that theme is that it violates even business owners’ rights to make their personal rules as to conduct on their property.
Researchers declared that the smoking ban is an introduction to prohibitions on all sorts of other things, like smoking in one’s own home, or selling fatty foods. And conclusively, there is the scream that the new law will kill Michigan businesses.
However, the anti-smoking law was enforced and with certainly prohibited bar and restaurant owners from permitting smoking in their establishments.
The new law implements warrant in both national and state constitutions for protecting the health and general benefit of state inhabitants. It does these changes only to protecting them from exposure to harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
Researchers found that the health hazards created by secondhand cigarettes smoke are real. Among these hazards the most frequently met are: lung cancer, respiratory disorders and heart disease.
Moreover, the new legislation is a well established position of the state’s police powers, in this way and officials would control and regulate the activity of businesses easier.
The current main event among the 37 states that preceded Michigan in prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants showed that laws of this kind are not business killers. Even there is a strong suggestion that business really increases when such limitations were imposed on smoking.
As it is known most of Americans are less strictly to the laws people. That is why is very hard to receive good results from such a legislation. However authorities hope that implementation of this long-awaited limitation on smoking in public places will arise effectively.