The Democratic governor signed the measure Friday at Michigan Brewing Co., a downtown Lansing brew pub that already bans smoking. She said the pub’s experience with going smoke-free shows that “you can make a go of it and be very successful, and be healthy as well.”
The owners of the Michigan Brewing Co have already made and implemented a business decision to ban smoking. After May 1, other business owners will no longer be able to exercise the same right. Instead, they will be forced “…to make a go of it…” under penalty of law.