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

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  • I think ALL smoking restrictions should be lifted.

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

    37 29.60%
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    51 40.80%
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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
    I wouldn't object to this. I mean a hookah bar obviously should allow smoking. I thought you meant like all restaurants - like I shouldn't have to walk into a Golden Corral and be hit by a wave second hand smoke.

    Then again bars need limits. We once had a DUI crash that we responded to. Guy got in his car, drove into the street, flipped the car into a ditch on the other side of the road. Hey, whatever I guess. Dude walked back into the bar....we tried going into that bar but there was so much damn smoke we literally couldn't breathe. We wore respirators to get him out. Tanks like we'd wear into a structure fire. So bars do need limits of some kind.

    ((in retrospect we laughed for a very long time at that call and it still comes up in stories ))
    As pointed out, there is equipment for that already.

    Good thing you ain't a fire fighter.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You don't have to light up a nasty ass cigarette, either. Do the entire restaurant a favor and wait 30 freaking minutes to smoke, how about it? Or just get up and walk outside? How hard is that to do? You want the entire restaurant to cater to your whim by smelling your smoke.
    I don't light up anything. Smoking is gross. But I'm not on some religious crusade against it either. It's not your property, it's not your labor, you have no right to it. You can go somewhere else instead of forcing everyone to conform to you.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    I included the extreme option as a poll option, because I know some people feel that way, but even I don't advocate that. I do, however, think allowing roughly 10% to 15% of establishments to allow smoking is a reasonable compromise.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Nope, you're choosing of your own free will to lie down with that particular dog. No use complaining of fleas when you do.
    No, thank God the government requires all dogs to be free from fleas. That way, I can choose to lie down with any dog I want and not have to worry about it.

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

    Then regulate the equipment to keep workers safe in restaurants and bars that have smoking allowed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Then regulate the equipment to keep workers safe in restaurants and bars that have smoking allowed.
    But....but.....people are going to smoke.....and I don't want them to......so they should do what I say.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    No, thank God the government requires all dogs to be free from fleas. That way, I can choose to lie down with any dog I want and not have to worry about it.
    That's BS. We had dogs around the bar all the time, and ain't none of them were ever checked for fleas before entering.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    No, thank God the government requires all dogs to be free from fleas. That way, I can choose to lie down with any dog I want and not have to worry about it.
    Except it's not as monolithic as you suggest. It's a state/local regulatory issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Except it's not as monolithic as you suggest. It's a state/local regulatory issue.
    I just don't understand big government nanny-staters. It's not that hard to not go into the establishment that allows smoking. I did it all the time, it was easy.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    As pointed out, there is equipment for that already.

    Good thing you ain't a fire fighter.
    ...i am a fire fighter. Are you stupid? Off your meds a bit? Or just trolling on purpose? Chill out kid.


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