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Ron Lee letter: Constitution silent on smoking bans

In response to the Erica Rebenitsh letter (Oct. 14) where she claims that smoking bans are unconstitutional, I couldn't find anything in the Constitution about smoking bans. Smoking is a public health hazard and as such makes it government's duty...

In response to the Erica Rebenitsh letter (Oct. 14) where she claims that smoking bans are unconstitutional, I couldn't find anything in the Constitution about smoking bans. Smoking is a public health hazard and as such makes it government's duty to protect us. She also claims that government officials should look at what the people want instead of their personal preferences. (Oct. 14). They are responding to people pressure.

Debbi Gerecke is correct in her letter. This smoking ban debate is not unique to Fargo. Smoking was banned in all restaurants in Chandler, Ariz., just recently. For those that are not aware of it, Chandler is not small-town Fargo, it is part of a major metropolitan area that has a population in excess of five times the total population of North Dakota. I had to mention that for those that will accuse Fargo of being trapped in the dark ages.

Ron Lee

Fargo

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