Like San Francisco, New York City, Delaware, Ireland, and (shockingly) France, it will be possible later this week to enjoy a meal or a drink without the public nuisance of second hand smoke anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I expected the ever-contentious state legislature to pull the rug out from under this law by now, but the clock’s running down and businesses are already working on compliance.
K. and I would sometimes meet in the burbs for food or drink before a movie. Inevitably somebody would light up, and we’d regret ever deciding to dine outside the city limits. After the 11th, the only problem with dining in the burbs will be the poor selection of mostly-chain restaurants.
Welcome to the 21st century, Pennsylvania.