Health In Philadelphia

Yesterday the Mayor signed into legislation the tweaks to the smoking ban, starting January 8th smoking at outdoor cafes will now be banned but bars that make less than 20% of their profits from food sales will be able to apply for an exemption. This also means than until January 8th the smoking ban is off the books, it’ll be interesting to see how bars and patrons react to this reprieve.

Legislation was also introduced to City Council that would have Philadelphia following in New York’s footsteps again by banning trans fats in Philadelphia food service establishments by September 2008. Krimpets, and other food served in sealed packages would be exempted. Wait, krimpets aren’t good for you?

Phila. council ends year on note of health [Philadelphia Inquirer]