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The greening of America

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by vfx, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    This story about Virgina banning smoking shows a turning of public opinion.
     
  2. graham

    graham Active Member

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    Whoa... I have lived in California for 2 decades -- long enough that it is always a culture shock when I return to visit Virginia and run into the "smoking sections" of restaurants. I didn't think that would ever change there. Might make visiting my parents easier in the future.
     
  3. bobw

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    I'm not sure it marks a change in public opinion. It may just mark a change in political perception.

    After all, we passed and ratified the eighteenth amendment with a minority of the elegible voters.
     
  4. vfx

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    You are right Bob, Most advances need to be legislated before the public accepts it.

    I'll call it forced public acceptance.
     

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