Three weeks and counting.
Boise's tradition of mixing pints and puffs goes up in smoke on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, as a pair of ordinances will force smokers to butt out of the city's taverns. Following a robust debate and some tweaking of the language, the new rules will ask smokers to take their business, along with their cigarettes, elsewhere if they want a drink in Boise.
In Wednesday's BW, we visit some of Boise's smokier saloons to take the pulse of patrons and staff preparing to empty the ashtrays for the last time. Along with our intrepid scribes (who now clearly need a change of clothes and a tank of oxygen), BW's Josh Gross crafted this video of "The Last Smoking Tour of Boise."