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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HEALTH, where should smoking be allowed? [W]

Westchester has scheduled a meeting to discuss smoking for Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 PM at Village Hall. See Westchester Herald (David Weese).
Cook County recently passed a smoking ban that will be law in Westchester unless the village passes an ordinance of its own by March 15.

What restrictions on smoking would you like to see?

I favor creating a system that allows there to be a mix of smoking and non-smoking bars.

4 Comments:

  • I just know that mixing the two in the same restaurant/bar/etc just does not work. I go to Molly Malones in Forest Park and the smoke stench is such even with a fairly large non-smoking area that I find it distasteful. However, my wife could never go with me as her health cannot take the secondary lingering of smoke and she would be coughing very soon. I have also read that research has shown just the tiniest amount of lingering second hand smoke is hazardous to the non-smokers health. People call us anti-smoke Nazis but where does one have the right to do something, smoke, that clearly is harmful to the health of others. That is the bottom line issue, at least for public places that try to get smoker and non-smokers monies.

    By Anonymous Gary Woll, at 10:51 PM, October 22, 2006  

  • Smoking should not be allowed in any public places...

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 5:20 PM, October 31, 2006  

  • I believe that banning smoking from any public place is a form of discrimation. Would it be acceptable to ban people of a race, religion, because of the way they look, handicap, no, but because it is something that some people find socially unacceptable it's ok to discriminate aginst smokers. I am not a smoker, however I think that it one of the 'charms' about going into certin venues, i.e. blues and jazz clubs, etc. When I was in Califonia on vacation the thing that freaked me out the most was that inside of a bar the air was fresher than outdoors, it just made everything seem a little off. If you don't like the smell, or whatever then don't go out.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:09 AM, November 01, 2006  

  • I believe that banning smoking from any public place is a form of discrimation. Would it be acceptable to ban people of a race, religion, because of the way they look, handicap, no, but because it is something that some people find socially unacceptable it's ok to discriminate aginst smokers. I am not a smoker, however I think that it one of the 'charms' about going into certin venues, i.e. blues and jazz clubs, etc. When I was in Califonia on vacation the thing that freaked me out the most was that inside of a bar the air was fresher than outdoors, it just made everything seem a little off. If you don't like the smell, or whatever then don't go out.

    By Anonymous smokerrights, at 11:20 AM, November 01, 2006  

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