Dawn Aberle, Moorhead, Minn.
How exciting to watch the news on Wednesday night and see that North Dakota voters will finally have a choice for fresh, smoke-free air. But inevitably, I know the same tired old argument is bound to emerge.
We'll lose business: Time and time again, economic studies have shown no decline to business from smoke-free air laws.
This is the heavy hand of government: Nope, this was brought forth as a grassroots effort for a vote of the people to choose the right for clean air for all employees and individuals.
They are trying to force me to quit: No one is trying to make you quit, except maybe your family and children who are exposed to the toxic chemicals daily in your home or car. I would also like the right to take my family out to public places and have protection against second-hand smoke.
Businesses should be able to make the choice: Businesses are expected to abide by a variety of laws fire codes, hours of operation, etc. This is no different.
The science is clear and hopefully the air will soon be too for the entire state of North Dakota and all its residents. Good luck, North Dakota.