I was talking to some people the other day that are trying to get the county to approve an idea they have for a bar that allows smoking. Smoking in bars here has been against the law for a couple of years here and they are trying to work around the law. Their idea is basically a self-serve bar, or something modeled on the old fashioned automats, where mixed drinks are made by machine while beer is dispensed from a tap that lets you deposit coins in it. Employees would not be allowed in the bar during hours of operation, only to clean up and restock and make repairs after the bar is closed. Therefore, there would be no danger of employees experiencing second hand smoke...I'm interested in finding out if the county will go for this or admit that the smoking laws have nothing to do with second hand smoke and more to do with protecting us from ourselves. Any thoughts? I didn't want to put this in the other thread as it is slightly off topic.