http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/06/opinion/06KAUF.html I thought this was a good example of an ordinary citizen bringing forth a great compromise idea. I'm sure there are issues to impementation, but overall, seems like it could work, and everyone would benefit over an outright ban on smoking. I wonder if it will get any consideration by Bloomberg. I wonder how many great ideas submitted to our elected leaders are flushed without consideration because it wasn't theirs or didn't fit their current agenda; I've seen it happen at the local and state level many times. Does a leader feel threatened or think they will be perceived as weak when faced with an idea that didn't originate with them or their inner circle? When they do, it's a real shame.