Would you be in favor of a repeal of smoking bans ....

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Would you be in favor of a repeal of smoking bans in bars and retaurants?

  1. No. They are fair.

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  2. Yes. They are unfair.

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  3. No. They are unfair but I prefer they remain.

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  4. Yes. They are fair but I'd rather they be lifted.

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  5. Undecided

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  1. Anguille
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    ... in bars and restaurants?
     
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    Yes but with the caveat that each establishment post whether smoking is allowed or not.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Contrary to the disingenuous semantics, bars and restaurants are not "public places".

    They are private businesses on private property, which are open to the public.
     
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    I voted my conscience on this. Private businesses get to make their own policies based on their own needs. And as far as eating out goes, I do it so seldom that my custom doesn't matter much.

    But I am so in favor of the police when I go out to eat. The tobacco slaves just can't understand how disgusting their habit is to the rest of us. It is like having someone bring an overloaded dirty diaper to your table. And be upset when you have a problem with it.
     
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    When the health-Nazis came for the smokers,
    I was not a smoker,
    therefore, I was not concerned.

    And when the health-Nazis attacked the obese,
    I was not obese,
    therefore, I was not concerned.

    And when the health-Nazis attacked the drinkers and the alcohol industry,
    I was not a drinker,
    therefore I was not concerned.

    Then, the health-Nazis attacked me and the freedom loving Americans who remained,
    and there was nobody left to be concerned.


    NYC Smoking Ban

    (yes, Dude, I have been afflicted by Godwin's Law - it's highly contagious) :redface:
     
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    Obama says they should be banned (and taxed out the wazoo). Whatever Obama says, I must do. I don't want to go back to a reeducation camp. No, no, NO!
     
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    Absolutely and leave it up to the owners to decide whether they want to have their business be smoking or non smoking.
     
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    Wow! That's a very apt and vivid comparison.
     
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    I would really like to see the ban lifted at airports. People are stressed out and often captive there for hours. In order to go outside, one has to go through security again. There is no reason why they can't provide ventilated smoking areas within such a large building.
     
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    That post deserves mention in the who plays the victim the best thread. :thup:
     

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