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Old 02-03-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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About 70 percent of Texas voters are in favor of a statewide smoking ban in indoor work and public places, including restaurants and bars, according to a new poll.
Austin and about 30 other Texas cities already have enacted such smoke-free ordinances and a proposal is moving through the Capitol.
“It’s heartening to see that Texans agree on the right to breathe clean indoor air,” said Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the cancer-fighting nonprofit Livestrong


Poll: Most Texans want statewide smoking ban | Houston Business Journal

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Old 02-03-2011, 05:08 AM
 
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About 70 percent of Texas voters are in favor of a statewide smoking ban in indoor work and public places, including restaurants and bars, according to a new poll.
Austin and about 30 other Texas cities already have enacted such smoke-free ordinances and a proposal is moving through the Capitol.
“It’s heartening to see that Texans agree on the right to breathe clean indoor air,” said Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the cancer-fighting nonprofit Livestrong


Poll: Most Texans want statewide smoking ban | Houston Business Journal

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I quit smoking 336 days ago, but it's none of my business what someone else does....

People need to stop telling others what they can and cannot do, but that's the liberal way, isn't it!!!!!

And that's my opinion...
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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What someone does in their own home or their business is just that, THEIR BUSINESS. If you don't like a place that allows smoking, it's simple....DON'T GO THERE.
I am sick of this nanny state mentality. This ISN'T California!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I 2nd the above two. I personally don't smoke anymore, but my husband does and it's really none of my business what other people do. If they want to smoke that is their choice. It's not my place to tell them to put it out.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I third. This is nonsense. See how they like it when coffee, sweets, alcohol, and other such things are on the hit list.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I am in favor a ban on smoking in all public places. Not in private homes, etc.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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I guess smokers dont respect non smokers rights. Im not against people smoking at home or in their cars where they dont bother other people. Otherwise why not allow sex in public or take drugs?
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I detest ciggarette smoke and I hate being around it. I dont care if someone else wants to fill there lungs with tar, but I do like being able to go places and not be around it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I guess smokers dont respect non smokers rights. Im not against people smoking at home or in their cars where they dont bother other people. Otherwise why not allow sex in public or take drugs?
Exactly. I'm not against people doing it in their homes (assuming there are no children present) or outdoors where it won't be so concentrated but keep it out of public establishments. Too many smokers have no respect for those that don't and this thread demonstrates that well.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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I think Texas is one of the few remaining states without this basic law passed in California back in 1996 and Utah in 1994. It's a shock because we all know how concerned Texas is with the overall health of it's residents!


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About 70 percent of Texas voters are in favor of a statewide smoking ban in indoor work and public places, including restaurants and bars, according to a new poll.
Austin and about 30 other Texas cities already have enacted such smoke-free ordinances and a proposal is moving through the Capitol.
“It’s heartening to see that Texans agree on the right to breathe clean indoor air,” said Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the cancer-fighting nonprofit Livestrong


Poll: Most Texans want statewide smoking ban | Houston Business Journal

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