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Old 10-31-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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If your know of a resturant that will have smoking in Virginia after dec. 1 let us know.go to Home
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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I think it is a stupid law and will be next to impossible to enforce, I understand the health benefits behind it and don't have a problem with that...I only sit in a non smoking section of a restaurant myself.......I just have a problem with the government telling a business owner what he can or cant do in his place of business
Seriously? It's already been enacted in tons of states and is easy to enforce.. basically it comes down to this: if someone lights up in your establishment you get a hefty fine, if not shut down. Smoking is a disgusting habit, just because you want to ruin your lungs while you eat doesn't mean you need to ruin mine.

And as far as governments telling business what they can and can't do: How would you feel if there were no health or cleanliness regulations? Laws are (generally) put into place to benefit society as a whole. I moved to VA several weeks ago from NY where smoking in restaurants has been banned for years and I couldn't believe it when I went out to eat here and they still allowed it.

Take your tar and shove it. Tobacco and the cigarette industry are a joke. The only reason tobacco is still legal is because the government officials are a bunch of pushovers and would rather have their high end sports cars than care about the people they swore to protect.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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There are a few more things threatend now that smoking is out of the way. Vote on the one you think will be next.
Smoking in Va Restaurants after Dec. 1st 2009

Silly american's think they have freedom of choice. Not in the Comunistwealth of Virginia.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:21 AM
 
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I only found out about this a few days ago.

Really disgusted with the people pushing this policy and disappointed in Virginia. It's a Southern state. It's a freedom-minded state. It's Marlboro country and the center of the Philip Morris empire, for Christ's sake! Seriously, Virginia?
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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A non-smoking section in a restaurant is like having a "non-peeing" section in a swimming pool! It won't work! And since second hand smoke is the number one cause of cancer we ought to be happy our government is taking care of us. Not!
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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A non-smoking section in a restaurant is like having a "non-peeing" section in a swimming pool! It won't work! And since second hand smoke is the number one cause of cancer we ought to be happy our government is taking care of us. Not!
You live in Hawaii, one of the most liberal states, so I don't see where the anger comes from. Obviously people expect things in Virginia to function a bit differently.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:18 PM
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I only found out about this a few days ago.

Really disgusted with the people pushing this policy and disappointed in Virginia. It's a Southern state. It's a freedom-minded state. It's Marlboro country and the center of the Philip Morris empire, for Christ's sake! Seriously, Virginia?
You sound like an ex Ol' Dominioner, Bet you love the no talking on the cell without a handsfree while driving law in Jersey~
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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Hawaii is a liberal state, but unless you have lived here you would not realize Hawaii is the way it is because of simple common sense rules and we all seem to live just fine with them. Rules that make sense like not smoking in common areas such as restaurants, bars and other public places. Even New York and the country of France have outlawed smoking in public places. I think Virginia is a great place, I love the schools, people and history. However it is disappointing to know the leaders of the Commonwealth of Virginia put the welfare of a few (the owners/stockholders of big tobacco) ahead of the health and welfare of it's common citizens (and visitors).

Take care and God Bless you.

Aloha
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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France and the state of Obama are two places with which I do not wish to be associated!!


Also smoking not second hand smoke is the leading cause of lung cancer, and before you say it radon is the second leading cause.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:06 AM
 
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You sound like an ex Ol' Dominioner, Bet you love the no talking on the cell without a handsfree while driving law in Jersey~
Haha, actually, I was born in IL and have lived in NJ all my life, but the majority of folks I know say I would fit in more in the South. No complaints here, I love Virginia (don't get me started on Jersey!)
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