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As far as banning smoking in public places,I can't think of a better idea. I often think as I sit in clouds of putrid smoke that smokers have a choice when and where they fill their lungs with toxins.  However, when they smoke around others, they are filling everyone else's lungs with toxins as well, people who don't want to be anywhere near the stuff.  It's selfish to smoke around other people because you remove their personal choice to stay healthy and breathing free. Chris Butler

 

Hi, I am in favor of the smoking ban.  Especially since there is much proof that second hand smoke causes cancer to those who have never even smoked.  I was a smoker many years ago but am so thankful that the Lord took that and many other things away from me without so much as a thought or want for another one when I became a born again Christian! My Mother died from cancer (she was a chain smoker) and my Adopted Father died from lung cancer (another chain smoker). I personally wish everyone would just stop smoking altogether but since that is not going to happen, then I welcome the fact that I have the right to breathe clean air when visiting public places and hope that this law goes in to effect everywhere. Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion.

 Dee Dee

 

Oh my God, another ban..I think you folks who are so willing to impose your opinions on the rest of us by supporting the creation of more laws to micro-manage our every act should wake up and sniff your own watered-down coffee. To surrender any amount of personal freedom (that's what this is really about) so that you all can live under the illusion of some non-existant "safe" world is to take yet another step toward that rather deplorable state of inhibited motion and dull gray existance that fearful folks like you seem to prefer. Please, move to California.BTW, I'm a non-smoker. Steve Horrell

 

I THINK THAT A BAN ON SMOKING IN PUBLIC RESTAURANTS IS DISCRIMMINATING. SEGREGATING PEOPLE IS SUPPOSED TO BE OVER WITH. I THINK THAT IF WE ARE TRULY FREE WE HAVE A CHOICE TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS LEGAL. PEOPLE WHO DONT WANT SECOND HAND SMOKE AROUND THEM SHOULD EITHER PICK A NEW CAREER OR SIT IN THE NON-SMOKING SECTION.  JENNIFER NORRIS

 

I would have no problem breathing second hand smoke,if smokers had no problem drinking my second hand beer! Lenny Standaert

 

 

It is a great idea.  The areas they have for smoking and non-smoking are not far enough away from each other to matter. As a non-smoker I have to hold my breath when passing the smokers. 

Another thing, we do not sell cigarettes to minors but we allow children to sit in the smoking sections of restaurants. I find that strange.  You might as well give them a cigarette. Florida does not allow smoking and it is a pleasure to go into those restaurants as well as it is here in the North Carolina ones that are smoke free. Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion.  Liesa Millen

 

HELLO. I (think) that (in) the (perfect) world people should stay out of peoples (business). It seems to me that someone is always trying to take away the things that people enjoy doing. Smoking has been around for a long time. It is not going away. How would they feel if  the smokers were to push a ban on coffee and golf ,wine ,fine foods and using cell phones while driving (their) high dollar suv and sports cars. I feel the smoking ban would die down real fast. Unidentified writer.

 

I think when you stop the sale of alcohol in restaurant's then and only then can you do something about smoking. I think you are afraid to attack alcohol.I go to a restaurant for dinner and there are more people drinking than there is smoking. How many family's have been destroyed by alcohol? I would really like to see your respond to that. Unidentified writer.

 

I believe firmly in personal rights and personal accountability and if smokers could partake of their drug of choice without it impacting me at all, I would support their right to engage whenever and wherever.  However, since when a smoker smokes, the smoke disperses into my space, it is then infringing on my rights and I prefer to not have my clothes, hair and person smell like an ashtray, nor do I wish to have the toxins they choose to introduce to their bodies in mine. We live in a democracy and by your basic poll have shown that the majority of people want to eliminate smoking from public venues – it is time the legislature heard the voice of the people and not just that of big industry. Thanks for doing the poll and the follow-up. Rona Garm

 

What happen to the land of the free? Did it already get sold out from under us and we didn't even know it? If you put 10 people in a room and all agree but one he gets the right. What about the rights of others? I as a smoker have no rights. Only non-smokers have the rights. There should be a place for all!! Are we to the point we need speakeasys for smokers? You’re only hurting the old smokers, the ones who have lived a life time of smoking. What are we to do just say ok they don't like it so i will just give it up? If it was that easy we would have already done it. We need to stop people from becoming smokers in the future. But for now we need to give some consideration to the ones who in there time did know better. Those of us who have done it all our life. We can't become a non-smoker over night just because you, a non smoker, said you don’t like it. I think Mr.Fotheringham said it best. There has to be a place for all. Thank you Betty Francis

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