Old New Hampshire: Live free or die!
New New Hampshire: Ban smoking, or we'll die!
Governor John Lynch signed a law yesterday banning smoking in New Hampshire's bars and restaurants.
"The science is clear -- secondhand smoke poses a dangerous health risk, and that is why this new law is so important," Lynch said.
But in New Hampshire there does seem to be a tiny remnant, lacking in Fort Wayne, of the concept of private property. Social, fraternal and religious organizations and their private events are exempt from the ban. Enjoy those smokes in the VFW parking lots, all of you soldiers who were given cigarettes in your ration kits.