Monthly Archives: May 2008

Link Love

Here are some reviews that have been posted in the past week or so. This should give you plenty to read during my online dry spell.

Minds Changed For Indoor smoking ban

Wow, never seen this happen before. Story from

An Albuquerque city councilor now says his proposal for a complete indoor smoking ban, including in cigar bars, went too far.

Councilor Michael Cadigan says he was trying to protect businesses in strip malls that sit next door to cigar and smoke shops. He also wanted to discourage hookah bars from setting up shop in Albuquerque.

Cadigan says hookah bars only encourage a younger crowd to pick up the smoking habit. Additionally, he says businesses around smoke shops have to deal with second-hand smoke.

The councilor says he has decided to drop the smoking ban proposal after it received an unenthusiastic response. (Read more)