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#280699 02/15/07 04:24 PM
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I don't know who all smokes out there. Up here all public places are smoke free so people have to smoke outside. Yesterday it was -40 with the wind chill and I had to laugh I was downtown and there are three people outside smoking, die hard smokers. I smoked years ago but quit, 25 years ago. In the USA are public places smoke free?

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All depends on the state and in many cases the city. I also quit, many years ago, glad I did. I must say though as an x-smoker, I complain about it more than my wife who's never smoked.


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Yea but Bill complains about pretty much everything. wink

Even Vegas is going that direction, except in the Casinos.

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Here in georgia we can only smoke in restaraunts/bars that do not all any one under 18, ever. Other than that it is all smoke free. No smoking peroid in regular business establishments.

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I am a smoker, but I have to say that banning it in public spaces isn't such a bad idea. In the DC area, super liberal Maryland has a county-by-county policy, though all are gradually jumping on the band wagon.

In DC, well the new mayor has not only prohibited smoking in any public space, but he's also proposing regulation to prevent smoking in a person's own car. This was former mayor and renowned crackhead Marion Barry's idea as a now city council member.

In Virginia, it's still pretty lax. A handful of counties have jumped on the DC/Maryland banning wagon, but most of Virginia still allows business owners to make the call. Many office buildings don't permit indoor smoking, and some restaurants are heading that way. Nearly all fast-food places around here are smoke-free. Still, all bars and most restaurants allow it. There is some talk about tighter restrictions since our new governor took office, but he's not stupid. The tobacco lobby is very strong in VA and it's not likely that any kind of widespread regulation will go into effect anytime soon.

I think there are some cities around Phoenix, AZ that don't even permit outdoor smoking! I may be wrong, but when I was there not too long ago, someone told me that was the case in Mesa or Guadalupe. I was told that you can only smoke there within the confines of your own house.

Like I said, I am fine with smoke-free restaurants, office spaces and shopping malls. In my own car? I have to draw the line on that one.


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Ed, I agree with you on the car issue - here in NWA, or for that matter, all of Arkansas, there is a smoking ban for all buildings, whether it be work place, or restaurant, or whatever. You can still smoke in bars, but there's likely to be a big sign out front that lays out the dangers of second hand smoke. I am a smoker, too, and I cringe at the thought of having to be told to go somewhere else to smoke. Makes me feel like a second class citizen! Some of the restaurants have put in a patio type arrangement that consists of a tent top. Some of them even have the flaps for the side for when it gets cold. What is this place coming to?


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As a "former smoker" (haven't smoked since Thanksgiving Day 2004) I can't help but weigh in here.

I personally have always liked the non-smoking areas when I want to go out to eat even when I did smoke, but that's just me. I have never been able to smoke and eat a meal at the same time. But I sure did fire one up after walking out of the restaurant!

But one thing that burns me up is for cities to pass laws that prohibit business and property owners from allowing a legal activity (last time I looked smoking was legal if you are 18 or older in most states) on THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY because it happens to be the politically correct thing to do!

I don't preach to my friends and I won't preach to all of you but I hope all of you that are still smoking can quit today and never have a problem. I was in the Doctor's office when he told my mom that she definitely did have lung cancer and that's something I hope none of you have to go through.

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I have never smoked a cigarettte in my life. My Dad was a 3 pack a day man. Died at 48. Lung cancer grew out of his lung and penetrated his heart making it inoperable. But I had enough second hand smoke before I left home at 17 that it wouldn't surprise me if I eventually get a lung cancer diagnosis. (That combined with asbestos exposure in the military.) Being from North Carolina which is tobaco capital USA I have mixed feelings. I hate the habit and wish all people would stop smoking. However this country was based upon freedom and I can't see banning smoking in your car or any other private place where the majority see fit to partake. Banning smoking in private places is as UnAmerican as the recent "right of Imminent Domain" court rulings allowing a person or entity to take your property if they improve the tax base thus having the local taxing entity add to their coffers. Where has the real USA gone?

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one of my favorite uncles died young of lung cancer , left wife and 7 kids

I don't see them that often but I believe every one of he kids smoke smile


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Funny how people forget how a Democracy works. Majority rules. That I believe is what AMERICA is all about. How anyone can seriously come up with an argument about how they should be able to spread cancer should be shot.

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