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Old 08-20-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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I thought KY was one of the biggest growers of tobacco?
Yeah, talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Not only that but (at risk of a political flame war) the liberals just slapped a HUGE tax on tobacco here Not just a cigarette thing, ALL tobacco. Cigars especially got hit hard. What was once an affordable weekend treat now costs $$$$$ more.

I was sad to learn that KY was ban-happy. One of the things I enjoyed about visiting KY before I moved here was the nostalgia of choosing between smoking/non-smoking, and the aroma. It reminds me of being a kid... the only times I would smell that aroma was at Disneyland or a fancy restaurant. Fond memories for sure. It did not have an ill effect on my health.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I went to a bar in Downtown Covington recently. Apparently Covington still allows smoking. I don't smoke, but it is a basic liberty that people choose to indulge in.

Who am I to say "Don't do this in public" when it's legally permissible (b/c of tax revenues, no doubt) to indulge in binge drinking in public facilities?
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Well its 2009 and u can still smoke in bars lol. If u don't wanna come in contact with concentrated smoke then don't go into those establishments. Easy enough. I stay in Cincinnati. If I wanna do somethin that I can't there I go across the river and vice versa. Not that hard ppl.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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I am sad to see smoking banned in more & more places. It's yet another freedom lost
yeah, it sucks that you can smoke in your own home.

Gotta love smokers whining about "rights"

Maybe I should have the right to spit in your face.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Maybe I should have the right to spit in your face.
Huh???
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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I was sad to learn that KY was ban-happy. One of the things I enjoyed about visiting KY before I moved here was the nostalgia of choosing between smoking/non-smoking, and the aroma. It reminds me of being a kid... the only times I would smell that aroma was at Disneyland or a fancy restaurant. Fond memories for sure. It did not have an ill effect on my health.
I'm hoping that you remain healthy, but contary to what many would like to believe, second-hand smoke has been proven to be dangerous. Excerpt (among other disturbing facts) from the Surgeon General's 2006 report:

"Scientific evidence shows that there is NO SAFE LEVEL of exposure to secondhand smoke".

I am a former smoker who cannot breathe cigarette smoke because of a comprised respiratory system due to smoking. However, I do agree with the post stating that if an establishment feels the need to permit smoking, then people like myself are free to go elsewhere.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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if an establishment feels the need to permit smoking, then people like myself are free to go elsewhere.
Thank you for a decent logical response

I think this is the key... let people have a choice.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Thank you for a decent logical response

I think this is the key... let people have a choice.
Agreed
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: the Bluegrass state
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I agree with you 100%!! Being a smoker and a Michigander, wanting to re-locate to KY, I don't understand? I thought KY was one of the biggest growers of tobacco?
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.....many Kentucky farmers are moving away from growing tobacco. The end of the federal tobacco program, and the government-guaranteed prices that went with it, have forced many Kentucky growers to attempt various farming alternatives. There's not too much room for tobacco anymore.
They dropped our tobacco quota in half. We no longer grow it as it's not worth the effort.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I agree with you 100%!! Being a smoker and a Michigander, wanting to re-locate to KY, I don't understand? I thought KY was one of the biggest growers of tobacco?
As others have mentioned, not anymore. As a kid, many grew tobacco in this part of the state. Now that's not the case. I know of one area in Laurel County that is currently growing tobacco. It looks like it's a few acres worth and that's it.
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