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Old 04-11-2008, 05:50 AM
 
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We are relocating to the area next month and I am just coming to grips with the fact that in NoVA, you can smoke in restaurants and bars. Coming from Boston, where we have been smoke free for quite some time, this is going to take some major adjustment. I've forgotten what it is like to leave a restaurant or bar and have the smell of smoke on your clothes...and now we have children so will probably be even more aware of it.

I know Virginia is tobacco growing country which probably has a major influence on the fact that establishments in NoVA aren't smoke free. Does anyone know whether these is any possibility in the future of at least areas of NoVA going smoke free? Didn't know if there was any pending legislation or how that works if it could be by county or city. I'm sure the whole state would never pass such legislation. Does anyone know the history of this or status of it in the area? Just curious. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:00 AM
 
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It's very easy to avoid smokey restaurants if you wish. You have plenty of places to choose from. No matter what part of town you're in, you can find places that are completely smoke free, and plenty more that have separate smoke free rooms.
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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I am totally anti-smoking and have kids. We have NO problems going to restaurants and NOT being affected by smoke or smelling like smoke after we leave.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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That is really good to know. We lived in Dayton, Ohio, which at the time was not smoke free, before Boston and I recall the smoke being really bad. I figured there were some restaurants that were smoke free...but my husband was there a few weeks ago and was in the Chipotle in Chantilly and there were people smoking! That is when it first occurred to me how different it may be there. Thanks for the assurance that there are some smoke free areas.
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