I still don’t get it. If outlawing smoking in bars were so good for the bars, why did it take an act of legislature to force the bar owners to accept their own good?

Actually, it occurs to me that individual bar owners knew they would lose the smokers’ business to other bars that allowed smoking. The only way to force smokers to keep giving the bars business without allowing them to smoke was to get together and ban all the smoking.

Otherwise, each one would ban smoking and there would spring up one really hopping pro-smoking joint? Sheesh. I dunno.