Remember, this first ran in 1996, when lots of people still smoked in restaurants and offices.

Smoking, of course, is unhealthy. And I like that food and drink establishments have largely gone smoke-free, mostly because I don’t like my clothes smelling awful (AND I don’t smoke).

But this strip was inspired I think by the question of whether self-protection laws are good. These laws preventing us from being stupid. I don’t smoke, but I do plenty of stupid things consciously, and would hate them to be curtailed.

I have no answers. Only commentary. :)