No one has to work or socialize in any bar or restaurant, of any kind, for any reason other than personal choice. Doesn't it make more sense for those concerned about second-hand smoke to simply patronize the many smoke-free establishments available than to try to force their will on the rest? The free market is working and should continue to be the standard that we use to define public policy. Nonsmokers and smokers are both American citizens, and they both have rights to choose to be in an environment of their preference. Creating a society that tries to force one preference over another is in direct conflict with everything we celebrated on July 4.