- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Smoking issue, again?
One of the topics brought up by Councilwoman Loretta Schneider at the recent city council retreat was she would favor a citywide smoking ban at least for restaurants.
The voters of Cape Girardeau rejected a proposed smoking ban in bars and restaurants last year. Why bring this issue up again? The voters knew what they were doing when they went to the polls.
Business owners have a choice if they want a smoke-free or smoking environment in their establishment. After all, they are the ones paying the bills and should operate their business as they want to.
There are plenty of smoke-free restaurants in Cape.
If you like the food at a restaurant and the smoking offends you, the simple solution is to get your order to go and enjoy your meal at home.
Lorene C. Roland, Cape Girardeau