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Old 02-20-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Well, if you think they will just stop at the smoking ban, hold onto your shorts. Have you noticed any places where you cannot wear perfume or cologne yet, well I have. When will they ban flowers because "some" people are allergic to them. It does not seem to bother anyone until Big Brother wants to control something they enjoy. If you don't think we are slowing losing our rights in this country, just stand back and watch.
No, I'm pretty sure we will continue to have our rights and freedoms Sassy. Not sure where you are getting this scary little idea? What are some examples of the perfume/cologne ban? That's really strange!

Anyway, smoking has to do with cancer. Would make sense to me that they ban second-hand smoking in public areas.

I can't seem to figure out why people think this means we are going to be a bunch of robotic communists now. Maybe people who were around when smoking was barely even acknowledged are shocked by the drastic changes in society. Beats me!
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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I can't seem to figure out why people think this means we are going to be a bunch of robotic communists now. Maybe people who were around when smoking was barely even acknowledged are shocked by the drastic changes in society. Beats me!

Some people are perfectly content with the goverment telling you what you can and cannot do, and are much more comfortable with Big Brother taking care of them. Beats me.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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I am a "part-time" smoker, and I am OK with a ban on smoking in resturants,public transportation ect. But I am tired of all the hype about smoking.....Yes, it is not good for you, but neither is fast food so lets close all fast food establishments.... alchohol is not good for you so lets close all bars and remove it from supermarkets......you get my point. Instead I say everyone start smoking and lets stop driving. I dont want to breathe your tail pipe passing while I am walking... The pollution derived from vehicles is FAR MORE than cigarettes! But that would affect YOUR life wouldn't it???!!!!
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Some people are perfectly content with the goverment telling you what you can and cannot do, and are much more comfortable with Big Brother taking care of them. Beats me.
You're right, I'm comfortable with the government taking care of me in this case, if this goes through I don't have to worry about breathing in smoke if I don't want to!
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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I heard today that this bill has an uncertain future in the senate and even accross Culver's desk. Surprisingly, Culver was only a proponent of local control, not a state wide ban. And there is still a lot of upset over the fact that casinos are exempt.

I'll be emailing all of my congressmen tonight to tell them to vote against this intrusive law. I would still be against a local control law, but that may be what we get. That way forward thinking DesMoines can feel good about doing something and the rest of us can enjoy a cigarette at the end of the day.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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What I am saying is that people are SOOOO worried about cigarettes, did it occur to you that vehicle pollution is worse? Try spending a night in a garage with the door shut with one car running or 20 people smoking. Which would you rather do? We as a human race are spending time signing in laws and worrying about things that dont matter and not thinking about, or doing anything about things that do matter!!!! Like the destruction of our planet!!!!
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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What I am saying is that people are SOOOO worried about cigarettes, did it occur to you that vehicle pollution is worse? Try spending a night in a garage with the door shut with one car running or 20 people smoking. Which would you rather do? We as a human race are spending time signing in laws and worrying about things that dont matter and not thinking about, or doing anything about things that do matter!!!! Like the destruction of our planet!!!!
Well I don't plan on sleeping in the garage with my car running tonight, but, I may want to go eat at Culver's. The "destruction of the planet" isn't the topic.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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Well I don't plan on sleeping in the garage with my car running tonight, but, I may want to go eat at Culver's. The "destruction of the planet" isn't the topic.
Driving your car to Culvers will put more toxins into the air that you are breathing than someone smoking a cigarette! Isnt that what the big complaint is about? The air you are "FORCED" to breathe when someone smokes?????? Our tax dollars should be being spent on things that are more toxic to your health than cigarettes. "Banning Cigarettes" is an incredible waste of time and money! Dont law makers have better things to do? Also what happens if someone smokes anyway, do we then call the police? HOW RIDICULOUS!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Driving your car to Culvers will put more toxins into the air that you are breathing than someone smoking a cigarette! Isnt that what the big complaint is about? The air you are "FORCED" to breathe when someone smokes?????? Our tax dollars should be being spent on things that are more toxic to your health than cigarettes. "Banning Cigarettes" is an incredible waste of time and money! Dont law makers have better things to do? Also what happens if someone smokes anyway, do we then call the police? HOW RIDICULOUS!!!!!
A lot of people are basically saying what I'm saying, not sure why you are just wigging out on me. Anyway:

I've never heard of driving a car causing lung cancer, breathing diseases, etc... so no it's not necesarilly that it's "harming the environment," it's that it causes cancer and other problems for people. And though I do think 2nd hand smoke is way overblown, I do acknowledge it as a real thing.

Didn't mean to offend you, just the way I see it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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I'm totally in favor of a smoking ban. Ames has had one for a couple of years that there is no smoking until after 9pm if they serve food. Cigerette smoke gives me an instant headache but at this one store that has a no smoking sign outside there entrance the smokers sit right under the sign to light up. Everyone walking into the building has to walk right thru the smoke. And I notice that the sign goes missing about once a month(it's screwed into the wall about 4 feet over the bench). I think all business should ban smoking on there premises. Here's my other beef with smokers. I use to work at this business where the smokers got to take a smoke break about every hours(usually 5 to 10 minutes). So everyday they got to take an extra 25 to 50 minutes of break time that I had to work!
Wow! Or should I say ouch!

Can I get you some cheese to go with that (wine)?
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