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  • Subcomputer

    While we were sitting on the bench, the yearly “late summer fog” of the forest fires having turned the sky yellow-brown, the discussion pauses while my friend lights up another cigarette as I dust a fine layer of ash off my jacket. “Excuse me”, a shrill voice whines, “your second hand smoke is DANGEROUS and giving me CANCER.” What can I say, you mentioning Idaho smoking laws brought back some memories.

    • Nicsho

      I was 11 when that bill passed, and I thought it was so cool. 10 years on, I realize all it did was alienate smokers and made people travel to different townships to smoke. It is one of the strangest examples of policy affecting daily life I have seen, just on that unintended consequence alone.

  • Alex