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Frank Richards'well-traveled former cook, bartender, jailer and current manager of downtown’s humble Regis Hotel'tells City Weekly the way it is.

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CW: You’re a smoker; what do you think about politicians’ attempts to relegate your kind to smaller and smaller enclaves?

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FR: I have no problem with that whatsoever, because if I could snap my fingers and quit this very moment, I would do it.

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CW: So, smoking laws are a part of your smoking cessation plan.

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FR: In a way, I guess so. … I’d just ban ’em completely. But you can’t do that, because you’re depriving somebody else of their rights, which is wrong. I sure want to quit, though.

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