Oregon Bars to become non-smoking

I am sitting at the Oak Tree Restaurant for the first time since they went non-smoking. The Oak Tree in Ashland Oregon is the closest thing we have in town to a Sports Bar. It is on the south end of town next to the Best Western.

It has pool tables, and at least 7 tvs. The food is standard bar fare…but sometimes that is just what I am in the mood for.

But back to the non-smoking thing. Oregon, which has a reputation for being a very healthy place has been well behind other states, such as California, in banning smoking in all work places, including bars.

I don’t remember how long ago it was the last time I was at the Oak Tree, but having my clothes smell was a big deterent. Wearing a Kilt is definitely more comfortable than pants, but the laundering isn’t as easy.

 So the new law goes into effect in Oregon on January 1st 2009, but most Ashland area establishments started the new rules in advance.

Well, the service was quick and my sandwich is here. Cheers.

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