Supports Smoking Ban

RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

Dear Editor,
    Regarding Austin Powell's complaint about the ban on smoking a "perfectly legal substance" [“Off the Record,” Music, Jan. 1]. Bleach and rat poison are perfectly legal substances too, but we don't allow them to be sprayed in people's faces in public places either. And while it's a shame for Room 710 that they lost half their business, perhaps they should point the finger where it belongs – at the self-centered customers who stayed home pouting about their precious nicotine addiction instead of supporting a local venue by enjoying some amazing live music.
Kristin Casey
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