“I’m glad they had us do this” is not something you often hear about a government mandate. But that’s what the daughter of the Town and Country restaurant’s owner said about the third anniversary of the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act, which made restaurants and other public places tobacco-free. The Sunflower Foundation’s most recent poll showed 78 percent of registered voters in Kansas strongly favor the law, which has been good for businesses such as the Town and Country and great for the health of Kansans – especially those who used to spend their workdays breathing secondhand smoke. Now, if only the Legislature would find the guts to close the absurd, hypocritical loophole that allows smoking at state-owned casinos.
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