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Old 01-30-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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Currently, West Virginia does not have a state wide smoking ban, instead,
it's decided by the county and the county’s health department getting the final
say.

Now, a bill could bring changes and possibly some more leniency as to where
smokers can light up. Not everyone is on board with these potential changes.
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Smoking ban revisited in West Virginia - WTOV Steubenville-Wheeling - Top Stories
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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No! They need to get STRICTER! Tired of Wading thru Smoke to get into Store! Thought they were to be 20 foot from doors! More like 20 Inches!!
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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I agree that unelected health officials should not be the ones making these decisions. I hate smoking, it's a vile habit but some person in an office shouldn't be making these decisions.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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I find myself in an odd position since I am a smoker, and this is not the first time I've had this dabate with a non-smoker, where we essentially took the counterintuitive sides of the argument. But I have to admit it's much more pleasant to go to places without the smoke. I'm willing to go without a smoke for the duration of time, and it makes the surroundings so much nicer for myself, and everyone else.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Bet they are Only worried about the Bottom line! Losing all those Tax Dollars!
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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I find myself in an odd position since I am a smoker, and this is not the first time I've had this dabate with a non-smoker, where we essentially took the counterintuitive sides of the argument. But I have to admit it's much more pleasant to go to places without the smoke. I'm willing to go without a smoke for the duration of time, and it makes the surroundings so much nicer for myself, and everyone else.
That's not really what is in question. The question is who should be deciding where it's legal or not.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:03 PM
 
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Smoking is still legal activity in this country. Government has absolutely no business telling business owners whether or not they can permit it in their businesses. I can see making a case for requiring a sign out front saying whether or not it is permitted inside, but it simply is not government's call to make. Government does not pay the bills for the business operator, who pays taxes and had rights to enjoy the same freedoms and liberties everyone else enjoys.

With proper signage, patrons can make an informed choice as to whether or not they wish to enter or patronize a business. I am not a smoker, but I defend the owner's right to decide for himself/herself.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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That's not really what is in question. The question is who should be deciding where it's legal or not.
It should be up to the owner of the establishment.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:58 AM
 
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It should be up to the owner of the establishment.
I don't really disagree but I'm afraid we are at the point of no return there.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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Dictators on the run.

Get rid of the ones who vote for it.

Vote them out of office ! ! !

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