Smoking At Press Club

John McCaslin talks with Charles “Hap” Hazard about the National Press Club’s ban on smoking:

    Taking a cue from the bartender at the National Press Club, Charles “Hap” Hazard, who for 29 years was a political illustrator, graphic and courtroom artist for the Baltimore Sun, lit his tobacco pipe for one last time.

    No, he’s not quitting smoking.

    “Jack the bartender told me that I might as well have my final smoke in the club because I’m not going to be able to do it anymore,” Mr. Hazard tells Inside the Beltway, after a strict citywide smoking ban went into effect this week. The ban stretches from offices and restaurants to taverns and nightclubs.

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