Tag: smoking

Thank You For Smoking

In our Crooked Timber post, Chris Bertram, Alex Gourevitch and I talk about how employers restrict workers’ freedom off the job.  In the course of that discussion, we write: Workers are punished for smoking or drinking in the privacy of their own homes. (How many nanny states have tried that?) I had wanted to say a bit more about this at the time, but couldn’t figure out an easy way to do it in the post. But thanks to a commenter on a different post over Crooked Timber, I was reminded of the point I wanted to make. It turns out that four states in the US—California, New York, Colorado, and North Dakota—protect the lawful activity of employees off the […]