Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and House Speaker William J. Howell announced a deal Thursday morning to ban smoking in restaurants and bars in Virginia, a monumental decision in a state built on the profits of cigarette sales that remains the home to the nation's largest tobacco company.
O Tempora, O Mores
*The proposed Virginia bill is less draconian than most in as much as it exempts private clubs and permits bars to have a separate "enclosed, ventilated" smoking room. But still. Whatever happened to Big Tobacco?