I won't ruin Keegan's story, but Hannegan has quite a distinguished pedigree. And as I've assumed from some of the comments he's made when I've posted articles on cigarette bans, Hannegan also has a vested interest in seeing people continue to light up in St. Louis bars and restaurants.
So, I wonder what ol' Hannegan thinks about the resolution proposed last week that would ask Missouri voters to cast ballots on a statewide smoking ban. Hannegan claims that only 24.5 percent of St. Louis City residents support a smoking ban. Statewide, I'm willing to bet it's a lot more than that. Hannegan may want to smoke up while he can.
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