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View Poll Results: Modify indoor smoking ban? Please read post before answering.
Modify indoor smoking ban to let bar owners (adult-only bars) decide AND institute outdoor ban to protect shared airspace. 32 49.23%
Keep indoor ban as is and add outdoor ban. 12 18.46%
Keep indoor ban, add outdoor ban, and add ban on smoking in private residences and cars when children are present. 21 32.31%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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Whoever owns it makes the rules and it shouldnt matter if its a business or not
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Keep a indoor ban since this also affects employees and other patrons who are non smokers but no outdoor ban...they have to go somewhere for their fix.

As a non smoker i sometimes wonder if smokers realize how nauseating their habit is since apparently they can't "smell it".
We can smell you a mile away and that is how foul & toxic smoking is.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Non of the above.
Yeah, I didn't see a choice for "Ban all of the bans."
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:21 PM
 
Location: PNW
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I did not vote in the poll because I do not believe there will ever be peace (anymore) for bars that try to accommodate both. I think the total ban of smoking in bars is stupid. Rather than sections, I think a bar should be either ALL smoking, or all non-smoking, Period.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I don't believe in an outdoor ban, even as a strong anti-smoker, so I did not answer your skewed poll.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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No choice for no outdoor ban and let business owners decide for themselves and take whatever the consequences are.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Great questions, what's next remove children from homes where a parent may decide to have a drink with alcohol?
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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They tried various ways to segregate smoking v. non-smoking areas within bars/restaurants and they never worked. The current indoor ban works. Why change it??

Outdoor ban should be implemented where food is sold, including at bars that serve food.
IDK about that, from what I saw, it worked fine in most restaurants, bars and clubs, for many many years, even into the early 90s, I remember dining at places that had smoking and non smoking places, and I didnt see anyone complaining or refusing to eat there as a result. Even when I worked a local restaurant, I never once saw anyone complain about the smoking sections and how it was just in a different room (no barriers).

Its strange to me, that if this was so dangerous and annoying to so many people, why did it take so long for so many people to recognize and become vocal about it? Where were all these people in decades past?

I also find it strange that no one is suggesting going after the tobacco companies, or trying to limit access to tobacco products. This is what they do when dangerous products are recognized as dangerous, the opioid drugs are a great example...when they started becoming a problem...they targeted access, the pharma companies. The tobacco industry must have some serious dirt, to remain untouchable and exempt from Govt regulations! (its not money/ revenue either, as the pharma companies were raking in just as much or more from opioid drugs and still willingly gave in to new Govt regulation).
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Move out of New York and move to a state that allows smoking everywere.
Where?
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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New York City is trying to institute an outdoor ban on sidewalks. This is what precipitated my desire to create a poll.
Yes, but Greywar has a good point. I, too, was looking for the 'Keep indoor ban and don't add an outdoor ban' option, but you didn't include one so you're missing people who would have voted that way.
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