Minnesota Bars Beat Smoking Ban Its about fucking time people started to stand up to the anti smoking Nazis. I quit smoking 5 years ago and I hate these laws. We have the same laws here in Illinois, except for the theater exemption. I wish restraunts and bars would start charging customers a "$1.00 Membership Fee" (which is deducted from the bill). That way they can label themselves a private club, no longer a public place, and be allowed to let people smoke if they choose to.