MERGED --> Are You in Favor or Against a Smokefree City? + Smoking Bans: For or Again - Page 4 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2005, 05:50 AM   #46
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 19,269
Local Time: 10:55 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Sue DeNym
And no matter how carefully you plan a restaurant, the smoke from the smoking section always drifts over to the nonsmoking section, ruining both the taste of the food and the atmosphere (in all senses of the word).
I've been to restaurants where there's non-smoking sections, and I can only think of, like, one time for sure, maybe two, where I could still smell the smoke from the smoking sections. Other than that, I've been able to eat my food just fine, and haven't had smoke from the smoking section wafting in. And that's been in restaurants that aren't exactly huge and spread out, either.

Angela
__________________

__________________
Moonlit_Angel is online now  
Old 07-02-2005, 07:03 AM   #47
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 03:55 PM
anti smokers need to be fucking banned. or at least to get off their crosses. i'm all for banning smoking everywhere. smokers have the same rights as anyone else, but im sick of hearing people crying about it. we can post up pics of endangered fish (this is NOT a comment to you personally trevster, i know your aim was the fish itself) and no one bats an eye. make jokes. we dont care about the environment or our health when it is convenient. we do when it serves a great purpose- to have a great big old belly-ache. well belly-ache it up your arses. smoking is only one of many things which directly harm us all, but we dont all get up in the same fervent arms over it, do we? im all for banning it. i used to smoke, never in public or around others. especially in the presence of those who didnt smoke. the only times i smoked outside my own house was when i was in an already smoke filled pub or other such alcohol reaking venue. but smokers can do without. no one needs to smoke. the danger it poses to everyone is the big issue. like alcohol and pollution. lets keep it balanced.
__________________

__________________
<a href=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/angelaharlem/thPaul_Roos28.jpg target=_blank>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...aul_Roos28.jpg</a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 07-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #48
Neon Zebra
 
beegee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: southern nevada
Posts: 10,590
Local Time: 08:55 PM
las vegas will never ban smoking, thank god. some of the casinos have smoke free areas, but i can't imagine that it will ever be banned completely.
__________________
beegee is offline  
Old 07-04-2005, 08:03 PM   #49
Blue Crack Addict
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the dog house
Posts: 19,557
Local Time: 11:55 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Sue DeNym

I can't handle cigarette smoke; it gives me breathing problems and headaches. And no matter how carefully you plan a restaurant, the smoke from the smoking section always drifts over to the nonsmoking section, ruining both the taste of the food and the atmosphere (in all senses of the word).
This has been my experience as well. I can't think of a time I've been to a restaurant that had smoking and non-smoking sections, asked to be seated in non-smoking, and not had to throw all of my clothes and my jacket in the wash as soon as I got home. The one place that really irks me is Applebees. OK, so they have a bar where you can smoke, but they advertise and market themselves as a neighborhood family restaurant. The non-smoking section simply wraps around the smoking area and is higher up, so all of the smoke drifts up to the non-smoking booths. Sometimes, when it's full, I say I'll take a smoking table rather than wait, and it's not as bad as the non-smoking section. I just don't understand why what some people like to do to relax and have a good time needs to spoil it for everyone else. I like to play with my cats to relax, so can I bring my cats to Applebees for dinner next time?

I also agree w/ you, Angela. My dad smokes a pack a day, but he only smokes at home, hiding out in the farthest corner of the yard and would NEVER light up at a restaurant or bar. There are plenty of considerate smokers out there (well, smoking is not really considerate to yourselves and family, but...) where the general public is concerned.
__________________
Liesje is offline  
Old 07-05-2005, 07:02 AM   #50
Acrobat
 
briarrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 470
Local Time: 04:55 AM
This is a great idea. Many people have breathing problems, like asthma, and being around smokers only hurts those people. I would love it if cigarrettes were banned altogether.
__________________
briarrose is offline  
Old 07-05-2005, 07:09 AM   #51
ONE
love, blood, life
 
A_Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 02:55 PM
Let people smoke ~ cigarettes, pipes, cigars and cigarillo's: the dangers are well known and the facts are out there so if people want too then let them. Have resteraunts where people can smoke, have bars and clubs where people can smoke, have outside space where people can smoke.
__________________
A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 07-05-2005, 08:30 AM   #52
Blue Crack Addict
 
nbcrusader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,071
Local Time: 08:55 PM
I don't mind people smoking. Only when they exhale.
__________________
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 07-05-2005, 08:46 AM   #53
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
U2@NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Back in Buenos Aires
Posts: 4,281
Local Time: 11:55 PM
I guess it seems to be a question of majority. More smoke-free cities are appearing in the U.S., where not as many people smoke (partially due to higher taxes on cigarettes). I think smokefree cities will never happen in Europe or Latin America since the number of people who smoke there is just too high.

HipHop, I follow your argument about the driving and perhaps buying hybrid cars that can run on electric power in the city could help. However, a key difference, that I think Bonogirl already pointed out, is that some people drive because they have to, as public transportation does not cover every single place in a large city. On a different note, smoking is generally a choice and that is, in my opinion, a key difference.
__________________
U2@NYC is offline  
Old 07-05-2005, 02:52 PM   #54
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 19,269
Local Time: 10:55 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by briarrose
I would love it if cigarrettes were banned altogether.
You mean like when alcohol was banned in the 20s?

Angela
__________________
Moonlit_Angel is online now  
Old 07-14-2005, 03:45 PM   #55
War Child
 
I'm Ready's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 987
Local Time: 11:55 PM
Smoking Bans: For or Against

I Know atleast chicago is thinking about banning smoking in public places

im heavily for anything that would ban smoking mainly because i cant stand the smell

(mods: if some one posted something like this earlier just revive old thread or merge them)
__________________
I'm Ready is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 03:47 PM   #56
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
dandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: styrofoam peanut commune
Posts: 4,310
Local Time: 01:55 AM
http://forum.interference.com/t132862.html
__________________
dandy is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 03:49 PM   #57
War Child
 
I'm Ready's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 987
Local Time: 11:55 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by dandy
http://forum.interference.com/t132862.html
ok i wonder why i didnt see that
__________________
I'm Ready is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 03:50 PM   #58
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 05:55 AM
From my one and only visit to Chicago a few years ago they seemed to be pretty fond of their cigars!

I'm not sure how this proposed ban is going to do down.
__________________
financeguy is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 04:00 PM   #59
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 08:55 PM
Sorry but I think its ridiculous. Cant smoke OUTSIDE now?? Where the hell are you supposed to smoke?

I cant stand the smell of dog shit, does that mean dogs should no longer be allowed to crap outside?
__________________
Sicy is offline  
Old 07-14-2005, 04:00 PM   #60
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 08:55 PM
btw I'll move and merge this thread.
__________________

__________________
Sicy is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com