Wednesday, May 21, 2008

French and Canadians defy smoking bans

France's high-profile smoking ban, which took effect in January, was honored at the Cannes film festival -- in the breach. Jurors, including jury president Sean Penn, lit up in defiance of the law.

Toronto's club-goers sport a similarly individualist ethos. Seventy-three restaurants, clubs and businesses have been charged for permitting their patrons to light-up despite Ontario's two-year-old ban.

Cleveland is doing its part to scoff at the law with a proliferation of underground smokehouses, but most Americans have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to telling the busybodies to take a hike.

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