The liberty of non-smokers to go to a public place without getting other people's smoke in their hair, clothes, lungs?
This doesn't explain the resistance to common sense, free market solutions like smoking and non-smoking establishments, segregated smoking areas, smoking hours, etc.
The liberty of a pregnant woman to go somewhere without worryng about inhaling cigarette fumes?
I think pregnant women shouldn't be drinking booze so we should ban them, along with kids, from bars anyway.
The liberty of staff not to get cancer or COPD through passive smoking?
Many in the hospitality industry were against the ban and many are themselves smokers. Again, the free market could have settled this by non-smokers working at non-smoking bars and smokers working at smoking bars.
Another thing... Back when restaurants had smoking and non smoking areas, when the non smoking areas got full, peeps who didn't feel like waiting for a table there would instead get one in the smoking area. Funny how the smoking didn't bother them then. Smoking areas should be only for smokers.
It preserves and respects the liberty of others.
This is a lie you have been fed. Look at all the evidence...