City Paper is not for tourists
The biggest surprise I found while looking into the Clean Indoor Air Act, an anti-smoking bill which will limit lighting up FedExField this season, was that the Redskins didn’t get their way: State and county regulators say Dan Snyder’s been told that he has to comply with the law and that his building will be treated just like every other building. The Redskins had successfully lobbied lawmakers to get FedExField exempted from previous smoking bans.
The littlest surprise, meanwhile, was that the Redskins haven’t let the law get in the way of their sales pitch for club and suite tickets at the stadium.
And the whole thing reminded me of my favorite pro-smoking tune of all time.