But here's the best part:
It won out over a proposal by former Mayor-For-Life Marion Barry (and current councilmember for the lucky residents of Ward 8) to indeed pass the ban, but to exempt "bars, taverns and nightclubs."
Of course, Councilman Barry! Let's ban smoking everywhere BUT bars, taverns and nightclubs! Because the whole impetus for the ban was all those terrible people smoking in libraries, hospitals and child care centers, right?!
I can't make this stuff up, you know.