Lockhart Steele reports from, as usual, the Lower East Side: The bartender to a patron at The Magician: "You know, if you smoke in the back room, I probably won't notice. But don't get used to it. This isn't going to be one of those smoking bars." Spotted on Ludlow: petitions to "ban the ban." Also: JVG's dissenting opinion and Aaron Bailey notes some additional downsides.
Scenes from week one of the smoking ban [Lockhart Steele]