View Poll Results: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

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  • I think ALL smoking restrictions should be lifted.

    26 20.80%
  • Yes, some bars/restaurants should be set aside to allow smoking.

    37 29.60%
  • No, keep it is it is now.

    51 40.80%
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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    I mixed on this. I remember going to Irish pubs in Germany where the smoke was so thick you could barely see. As a non smoker this sucked but I still went there up to 5 days a week.

    I don't think that just because I don't smoke that I should be able to tell other people they cannot smoke. On the other hand kind of like having smoking/nonsmoking areas and smoking/nonsmoking hotel rooms.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    And once again that harm doesn't exist with the proper equipment.
    So should restaurants and bars that allow smoking be required to install such equipment?
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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I saw something saying solar is on the verge of a revolutionary breakthrough.
    Solar has been on the "verge of a revolutionary breakthrough" for over 30 years now. Off topic and nothing to do with smoking.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    I don't like there being more restrictions. Let people do what they want. The restaurants can individually decide. But then again, having smoking sections seemed to work alright.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    You would have to have bar tenders and waiters who were smokers also, then it would be fair.
    No you wouldn't. Just ones that would agree to work in that environment.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    No you wouldn't. Just ones that would agree to work in that environment.
    If you are a non smoker and choose to work in that environment, you need your head examined imo.
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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    I don't like there being more restrictions. Let people do what they want. The restaurants can individually decide. But then again, having smoking sections seemed to work alright.
    From my experience smoking sections in restaurants worked about as well as peeing sections in pools. If the restaurant was going to have a section that was physically divided from the other section, then I wouldnt mind but I have never seen that.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Most states have blanket bans against smoking in all bars and restaurants. No exceptions. As a result, you often see smokers huddled in small groups outside partaking in cigarettes.

    I am not, and have never been, a smoker but to me this in inherently unfair. IMO, the state should set aside special permits for a small percentage of bars and restaurants where smoking be allowed. To pick a number, I would say 10% to 15% of bars and restaurants should be allowed to have smoking inside. Have them post a large sign at each entrance notifying potentials customers, so everyone is fully informed and able to make their own choice. No one needs to go in and act surprised.

    I don't see the need to make them age-restricted to 18+ or 21+, but I could live with that compromise.

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    No, the smoke drifts into the non-smoking sections and servers have to work both sections.

    Keep it outside the building.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    If you are a non smoker and choose to work in that environment, you need your head examined imo.
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