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Old 02-20-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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I'm in Milwaukee for business and was shocked to check into the Hilton and see about two dozen people lounging around, smoking cigarettes right next to check in. It was absolutely disgusting and many guests were complaining to management. By the time I got to my room, my hair and clothes reeked of cigarette smoke. I was shocked to learn that indoor smoking is allowed pretty much unconditionally here, and am really disgusted/disappointed. I went down to the bar/restaurant to get some take out and it was so smoky I could barely stand it. I travel about 2-3 weeks a month and this is the first major city that I've come across that still allows unconditional indoor smoking. Are there any other major/mid sized cities that allow this? Thanks
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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There's nearly 2,000 bars/restaurants in PA where smoking is permitted. It's also OK in certain areas of casinos. Marijuana smells better. The law should be reversed.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: ***Spokane***
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Thanks, I'll not go near those locations...second hand smoke also kills...a few cities still "old school attitude it's my business".Don't think so buddy ... I grew up with relatives smoking, in homes cars, and so on., if you want to kill yourself, then smoke out doors .....
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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There's nearly 2,000 bars/restaurants in PA where smoking is permitted. It's also OK in certain areas of casinos. Marijuana smells better. The law should be reversed.
I'm talking specific cities and not just bars/restaurants. Does Pittsburgh, Philly or Scranton Wilkes/Barre allow indoor smoking? Here in Milwaukee people were smoking throughout the hotel, nowhere near a restaurant or bar. It's gross.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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Thanks, I'll not go near those locations...second hand smoke also kills...a few cities still "old school attitude it's my business".Don't think so buddy ... I grew up with relatives smoking, in homes cars, and so on., if you want to kill yourself, then smoke out doors .....
100% agree. This is not a political issue, it's a health issue.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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A lot of states have state-wide smoking bans. And then there are a lot of cities with city-wide smoking bans. Wisconsin is one of the most smoking-friendly states. I would only live somewhere that has a smoking ban.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:20 AM
 
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That's weird, I go to Milwaukee all the time and never noticed people smoking inside. I did smoke inside a hotel bar, and I know my friends and I were excited to be able to smoke at a bar since Chicago has been smoke free for over a year. Although we kept saying how WEIRD it was to be smoking inside when you're so use to not smoking. It did seem a little gross at first, but since I smoke I'm just use to it. I made sure there weren't any children or people upset near us though (even though they were all use to it anyway it seemed). I would have gone outside if anyone looked pissy.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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hah This reminds me of a funny movie
"I'll go to church when they get a smoking section"
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I don't really care if a place allows smoking or not.

Probably best if they allow smoking and nonsmoking sections. In my opinion, it's usually best for the government to butt out. No pun intended.

Smoking is allowed in most public places in St. Louis I believe. Not on the Illinois side, though.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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I don't really care if a place allows smoking or not.

Probably best if they allow smoking and nonsmoking sections.
In my opinion, it's usually best for the government to butt out. No pun intended.

Smoking is allowed in most public places in St. Louis I believe. Not on the Illinois side, though.
What a joke! As if the smoke knows where to stop. lol

Thanks for the heads up about St. Louis, I'll make sure to never give my business/convention money to that city. This is 2009 people. How embarrassing!
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