Dear Editor, I wanted to write in and thank those well-meaning citizens who voted to pass the smoking ban. For me, this ban is a blessing. In the interest of health, I have been trying to eradicate alcohol consumption from my life completely. Now, thanks to the ban, my Friday night happy hour ritual will cease to exist. Because, for me, there is no point in having a cocktail if I can't enjoy a smoke. Now, if only they would vote to ban smoking on my front porch. Then I could give up coffee in the mornings. Anyway, here's to making the DWI task force obsolete ... cause we all know the light rail would never have been able to achieve that.