The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Forget about a smoking ban for Ketchikan businesses.
Ketchikan doesn’t need it. Customers enter establishments where the air is to their liking. If a business that allows smoking inside isn’t satisfied with the number of customers it is receiving, it will ban smoking all on its own no government intervention necessary.
If a business relies on customers who smoke, then it, too, should be allowed the choice of being a smoker-friendly establishment.