Smoking bans: Let the businesses decide, damnit!

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The Metro Council is considering another recent push by anti-smoking lobbyists to ban all smoking in bars and casinos. My position is simple: NO. We do not need any more local or state laws curtailing where one can or cannot engage in a completely legal activity. If local bar and casino operators which to enact anti-smoking policy, that is their prerogative. Many bars already have. LET THE MARKET DECIDE. As for persons working in these establishments … well, just click the file to hear Bill & I talk about it on “A.M. BATON ROUGE.”

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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