View Poll Results: 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 Constantine View Post
    ...i am a fire fighter. Are you stupid? Off your meds a bit? Or just trolling on purpose? Chill out kid.
    Wow...that sucks for anyone in a fire. But didn't you notice the avatar? Should answer the questions.

    Regardless, you ain't Patrick Swayze and it ain't your way or the highway. Free country means people are free to make choices, and we may not like the choices other make but we have to respect that they have the free exercise to make those choices.
    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 radcen View Post
    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.
    This I would be OK with, radcen. I don't want all restaurants to open this back up, but a small majority would be OK so smokers can relax and smoke while they eat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This I would be OK with, radcen. I don't want all restaurants to open this back up, but a small majority would be OK so smokers can relax and smoke while they eat.
    Smoking in restaurants was already on the decline due to proper consumerism. You don't need government and laws to accomplish this, you can do it yourself while maintaining the freedom to choose.
    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
    Wow...that sucks for anyone in a fire.

    Regardless, you ain't Patrick Swayze and it ain't your way or the highway. Free country means people are free to make choices, and we may not like the choices other make but we have to respect that they have the free exercise to make those choices.
    So trolling. Thank you for your answer kid.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
    So trolling. Thank you for your answer kid.
    More like wondering why a "conservative" backs big government nanny state actions.
    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 radcen View Post
    I do, however, think allowing roughly 10% to 15% of establishments to allow smoking is a reasonable compromise.
    I agree with you there.


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

    Some people with diseases that affect their respiratory system can suffer very significant distress when they inhale a whiff of smoke. So I can agree with a ban on smoking in any government building that those people may be required to enter, such as courthouses and other government buildings such as the DMV or a police station.

    However, I think it is wrong for the government to ban smoking in private businesses like bars.
    Last edited by Muhammed; 11-21-13 at 08:07 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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.
    There are machines already available that circulate and clean the air. You could have those instead.
    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
    Smoking in restaurants was already on the decline due to proper consumerism. You don't need government and laws to accomplish this, you can do it yourself while maintaining the freedom to choose.
    Disagree. I went into a Cracker Barrel about 5 years ago, in one of the Southern states, and they asked me if I wanted smoking or non-smoking. I almost swallowed my tongue. Even as recently as 5 years ago this happened, and the entire restaurant stunk. Could you imagine going into a Cracker Barrel and it smelling like stale cigarette smoke? This one did. We ate there because it was the only place around for a while, but it was not a very good experience.

    Can't expect people to do the right thing because most of them will not.

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