Monday, March 14, 2005

A right to privacy

Smoking is increasingly looked down upon in our culture. I personally get wiped out by exposure to smokey environments, and I will be the first to cheer if Philadelphia manages to make its bars and restaurants go smoke-free.

But I share the discomfort expressed by John Grogan in his recent Inquirer opinion piece, in reaction to the news that Montgomery County is considering banning smokers from county jobs. There must be some limit to employers' oversight of their workers' downtime...

Update: Most of post cut to restrain editorializing. I have other places to rant.


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