Archived ThreadPosted by lulu
Posted: 17 Jun 2007 07:35 pm
Post Subject: Re: Smokers welcome here? Heck no!
People will go to places they want to go to - period. Its all about personal preference. If I want to go to a bar, and I smoke, I will take myself off to one that allows me to do so. Same as if I didn't smoke... I would take myself to a place that was smoke free. ( I neither drink or smoke or go to bars but thats beside the point)
Bingo Halls - I used to go play bingo at a school. No more smoking on school property - no more bingo at that school. Attendance dropped way way down. They moved it to a private hall but after paying the rent - they weren't making enough money. No more bingo and no more extra money for the Boosters. Keep the trickle down going and you have no more booster scholarships, uniforms, equipment, blah blah blah - just one example.
There are plenty of stinky things out there that assault me when I go out in public... Perfume is a biggie, smell gets stuck in my nose, on my clothes, in my hair and leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. Its perfectly legal to stench up the air with perfume. Some stores even try to hose you down with it to get you buy it. I totally avoid that department. Oh yeah - makes my eyes water too sometimes. But - enough about me.
There are many things that are bad for us that we indulge in. Almost everything fun or tasty could be potentially fatal. How far should the government step in and when should we be allowed to choose for ourselves?
I think the businesses should just have to claim either a smoking or non-smoking status and let the consumer decide which one to patronize.
I would also suggest that the nonsmoking joints face fines if they claim to be smoke free and allow smoking. Not just by a "smoke nazi" anonymous report. A person would have to swear out a complaint against the smoker and the business owner same as if you were reporting any other crime. This solution leaves the issue of who is going to pay for the cigarette police.... (?)