Poll: Should restaurants be allowed to let people smoke?
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View poll results: Should restaurants be allowed to let people smoke?
Yes
50 31%
No
111 69%
Voters: 161.
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#1
I live in Houston, and basically ever since a bill was passed, no restaurants are allowed to let people smoke inside.

I don't smoke, but honestly, I think restaurants should be allowed to let people smoke if they want to. Most restaurants are reasonable and put a smoking section there, but if people honestly find the second hand smoke (which I thought was barely noticable when restaurants had smoking sections) that harmful and hazardous to their health, they don't have to eat at that restaurant.

What do you guys think about this?
#3
No.
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#4
Nah, not unless there was a different room with a lotta windows for it. I'd rather not smell that while I eat.
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#5
I live in Arizona and they passed a bill making it so people cannot smoke in ANY public place. This included bars. I don't smoke and am against smoking, but they need somewhere to go?
#6
No, I don't go to restaurants to get smoked out by douche bags, I go there to eat and enjoy myself.

Let the bastards smoke outside.
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#7
Restaurants shouldn't let people smoke inside.
People should have the right to smoke but outside and/or in designated areas

Also,the poll is very general.You should fix that up
#8
Restaurants should have the right to decide whether people can smoke in them or not.
I mean, aren't they private property?
#9
I'm a smoker and Scotland has had this law for a while and no people should not be allowed to smoke in restaurants.
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#10
Yeah i think its alright if there is a closed off area between the smokers and non smokers. Its rather annoying to try and eat and constantly have to smell it. I get enough of that elsewhere.
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#11
I think it should be the restaurants choice. I mean at a family restaurant probably not, but more bar like restaurants definitely. The fact that there's a smoking ban in bars is ridiculous. People go there to drink a harmful substance, but god-forbid they pick up second hand smoke!
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#12
It's starting to become common place in other states, in a town near me there are limits where you can smoke outside. I think it's right, just step outside and smoke.
#13
I'm a smoker and i think that if you have to smoke while you eat that is pathetic, it ruins food and makes you look like an ass.
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Restaurants should have the right to decide whether people can smoke in them or not.
I mean, aren't they private property?



Strictly they're not, because members of the public are constantly accessing then.
#15
Absolutely not. I shouldn't have to get cancer just because someone else wants to. It also needs to be banned from directly outside stores/restaurants. It makes me sick to watch people smoke right next to an entrance dozens of people are walking through. Secondhand smoke kills.
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Restaurants should have the right to decide whether people can smoke in them or not.
I mean, aren't they private property?


Private property can still have regulations set by the federal government (at least on this side of the pond).

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Yup. Their restaurant, their choice.

Is it really so much of a hassle that their needs to be a law to prohibit it?


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#19
The fact that there's a smoking ban in bars is ridiculous. People go there to drink a harmful substance, but god-forbid they pick up second hand smoke
Difference being they drink of there own accord, they dont take in other peoples smoke by choice.
I'm a smoker but that was just stupid.
#20
Restaurants should be able to let people smoke in their building if they want to. Some places may let people smoke and others might not, but it's their right to do what they want with their private property.
#21
I don't think I should be forced not to eat in a retaurant because I don't want to inhale smoke. People can live without smoking for an hour or two.
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#22
ppl should only be allowed to smoke when they are high... cause smoking sober is just stupid <_<

P.S.: im high atm so i know what im talking about
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Secondhand smoke kills? BULL****. BULL****. *COUGH COUGH. BULL****.


My grandmother died of lung cancer from cigarette smoke. She never smoked a day in her life; I think it's safe to say second hand smoke does kill.
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Secondhand smoke kills? BULL****. BULL****. *COUGH COUGH. BULL****.


I see what you did there.

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#26
It should be up to the restaurant, period. The government has no business telling people what is allowed on their property if it is legal otherwise.

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Strictly they're not, because members of the public are constantly accessing then.


Private property that's open to the public is still private property.
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#27
I see this as government involvement in business affairs which i am completely against. Let business govern business. If people don't really want smoking sections and truly hate it then they must hate it enough to not go to a place, therefore voting with their money. Eventually some places will pick up on the hint and such, or even people write into places and suggest go all non-smoking, but for the government to come in and say no smoking is overstepping their boundary. Next they will say you can't have more than x amount of fat, or bars that can only sell you two drinks or something crazy. I applaud restaurants that go non smoking but this issue can't only be against restaurants. The government should stay in it's own limits and worry about what's going on with budgets and such instead of try to regulate business. It cracks me up that a lot of lawyers on capitol hill think they know whats best for the market and business.
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#28
I think it's a good law. It's been in NY for a while now. I don't like secondhand smoke and smokers should respect the fact that others don't like it. It's pathetic if you don't have enough self control to not need a cigarette for a little while.
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#29
I'm not a smoker anymore. I hate the stench, but if I didn't want to smell it, yet knew the place had smoking I wouldn't ****ing go there. It's a personal choice. So yeah, its their business, they should be able to operate it the way they choose.
#30
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I think it's a good law. It's been in NY for a while now. I don't like secondhand smoke and smokers should respect the fact that others don't like it. It's pathetic if you don't have enough self control to not need a cigarette for a little while.


It's even more pathetic if you biitch about being exposed to something you don't like in a public place.
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#31
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It should be up to the restaurant, period. The government has no business telling people what is allowed on their property if it is legal otherwise.


So should we also be allowed to smoke in places such as hospitals and airports because it's "legal otherwise?"

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It cracks me up that a lot of lawyers on capitol hill think they know whats best for the market and business.


I'd love to hear one good reason for being able to smoke in restaurants, and a lot of those "lawyers on Capitol Hill" are successful businessmen as well. I agree with you about voting with your wallet though.
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#32
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I'm a smoker and i think that if you have to smoke while you eat that is pathetic, it ruins food and makes you look like an ass.

+1

I don't smoke, and I cannot tolerate second-hand smoke. I really don't care when it is outside, because there is tons of fresh air. But when I plunk down my money for a sit down meal, I don't want to deal with douches who can't eat a meal in between cigs.

Oh but if the question is "government-forced" or "let the restaurant decide", I guess I would let the restaurant decide.

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#33
from a cooks point of view.. there should never be cigarettes in a restaurant. taints the food, makes the place smell like ass, and if you've ever had a a donut from a smoke filled coffeeshop (this was awhile ago when it was still allowed..) you'll agree that food and smokes are a ****ing disgusting mix.

as a non-smoker in BC canada.. well heh.. you guys aren't even allowed to smoke on the patios of a restaurant here anymore.. so what can i say..

i think its a bit extreme. but i never felt the "non-smoking" section was all that effective.

Quote by Kid_Thorazine
It should be up to the restaurant, period. The government has no business telling people what is allowed on their property if it is legal otherwise.
Private property that's open to the public is still private property.


if you have declared any type of property as public access, then it must adhere to any laws that apply to public areas.
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#34
there should be regulations on smoking, but i feel that in cases like clubs and bars it is a real hassle for people to have to go outside and possibly have to wait in line again. Iv eheard of some places in amsterdam (if im wrong dont kill me, the idea is more important than the fact) where they have a seperate area for smokers that is ventilated. I think if restuarants or clubs want to put those in than those areas should be legal.
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So should we also be allowed to smoke in places such as hospitals and airports because it's "legal otherwise?"



yes. I can exception for areas of hospitals where pure oxygen is in use because of the excessive fire hazard, but otherwise yes we should be able to.
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#36
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I think it's a good law. It's been in NY for a while now. I don't like secondhand smoke and smokers should respect the fact that others don't like it. It's pathetic if you don't have enough self control to not need a cigarette for a little while.

as a smoker i totaly agree with you, it is pathetic when someone cant sit through a dinner without needing to have a smoke.
the smoking ban has been here for a couple of years now and i actually prefer it.
#37
Restaurants, I'm rather indifferent. I smoke, and I personally hate smoking while eating.

But for bars, it should be acceptable to have a separate, ventilated smoking room.

Where I live, the government had pretty much ****ed over bars. First they passed a law making smoking in a bar only allowed in a enclosed ventilated room, and then a year later they banned it all together inside and in public places.
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#38
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yes. I can exception for areas of hospitals where pure oxygen is in use because of the excessive fire hazard, but otherwise yes we should be able to.


I'll agree and say yes, if a hospital allows smoking then go right ahead. Sure no one will want to go there or make any donations and they'll go under, but if they want to ok. The voters have voted with their dollar.
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#39
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yes. I can exception for areas of hospitals where pure oxygen is in use because of the excessive fire hazard, but otherwise yes we should be able to.


Wow.

My rights as an individual are no less than that of smokers. Why should they be violated because I need to use public, federally/state owned property? My health should not suffer because other people choose to make stupid decisions.
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It's even more pathetic if you biitch about being exposed to something you don't like in a public place.


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