At times like this, who better to turn to than Vince, Tommy, Nikki and Mick?

The Smoke Has Cleared...

Yep, it's official: Smoking has been banned in most Houston public places.

The Press has had plenty to say about this issue, in stories such as Keith Plocek's counter-argumentative "Got a Light?" and John Nova Lomax's Racket item "Up in Smoke." So now, for perspective, we go to the I Ching of pop culture, YouTube.

For a historical analysis, we offer this TV gem from the '50s:

Having trouble coming to grips with a smoke-free public Houston? The X-Files Smoking Man offers this wisdom (with subtitles!):

And lastly, Motley Cr�e suggests an alternative smoking spot:

'Nuff said. -- Steven Devadanam

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