Report Norfolk Stores and Retail and Resturants in Norfolk Posted January 15, 2007 First it was a smoking ban, then a trans-fat ban, then......... Get my point? If I waited tables or went out to eat, I being an adult can choose which establishment I will either work at or dine at. Same thing when I choose what I will be eating. If I want to eat foods with trans-fats in then, that is MY choice! So what will be next? One can only guess! If health concerns were as simplistic as making choices about where to eat, things would be great. However, in matters like these, it is the government's obligation to step in and protect its citizens. It is YOUR choice to eat trans-fat but not MY choice when my insurance premiums double because of the unhealthy people in this country who have the right not to be surcharged when their unhealthy lifestyle choices cause medical bills to skyrocket. Simply put, the government needs to regulate things like mercury in the water, lead in paint, asbestos, etc. It is the job of the government to protect citizens from things that are harmful.