LA senate agrees to BAN SMOKING IN BARS!

  • rnch

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    May 18, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    Louisiana's ban on smoking would be extended from restaurants only to also include bars, but not casinos, under legistation that passed out of a senate comittee on wednesday.

    it's at least the third time that a similar bill has passed but not become law.

    the backers are hoping that the omission of casinos will be enought to get the bill passed this time.

    "we take what we can get", the bill's sponsor, state senator rob marrineaux, D., Livonia, LA was quoted as saying.

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    May 18, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    it won't be passed into law.
  • rnch

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    May 18, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidit won't be passed into law.



    ahh...that's what the nay sayers said when the smoking ban in restarurants law was passed here in LA a few years' back.......
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    May 19, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidit won't be passed into law.
    That's what they said in Winston-Salem in the mid 90's! There isnt a bar in the tobacco state that you can smoke in!
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    May 19, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    Win.
  • Joeyphx444

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    May 19, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    Isn't this already effective in many states?
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    May 19, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    But we can still suck dick right? I mean, "socialize."
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    May 19, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    I hope the smoking ban passes.
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    May 19, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidWhile I do not advocate smoking, do not smoke myself, or appreciate how detrimental it is financially and health-wise, I do not agree with the banning of smoking in public places including, restaurants, and casinos. Such decisions should be allowed to be made by establishment owners and managers.


    The problem with that is most of them are too stupid to ban smoking because they're afraid they'll lose business. So it's just better to ban them all.
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    May 19, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidYou may argue that "why don't the patrons just go outside to smoke?" In many cities and towns, bars are downtown and are surrounded by buildings. That means you will always be within 20 feet of a public building. So you'd have to walk maybe even a few miles to be far enough away from the nearest building entrance.


    Washington state dealt with this with the most intense smoking ban yet, saying you must be 25 feet away from any building when you smoke. And they literally told businesses that yes they need to get the tape measure out.

    But you bring up a good point. With the smoking ban in certain places, you're surrounded by smoke outside near by and at every entrance and exit for every bar. It's annoying as fuck.

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    May 19, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    Trollileo saidWhile I do not advocate smoking, do not smoke myself, or appreciate how detrimental it is financially and health-wise, I do not agree with the banning of smoking in public places including, restaurants, and casinos. Such decisions should be allowed to be made by establishment owners and managers.


    The problem with that is most of them are too stupid to ban smoking because they're afraid they'll lose business. So it's just better to ban them all.


    I hear that.
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    May 19, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    GOOD!!! If you need to smoke, you can step outside and do it without polluting the air that others who don't smoke breathe. I agree that its a habit and you have the right to smoke if you want, however, its not fair to those who don't smoke when you are creating a toxic environment and passing second hand smoke to them. So...I think it should be banned.
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    May 19, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidI hope the smoking ban passes.


    ditto
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    May 19, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    I agree with banning smoking in all public places. Seriously, can people just put the damn cigs down for a bit. Take care of your nicotine fits in the privacy of your own home where others don't have to be subjected to the side effects of your cancer stick.
  • Timbales

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    May 19, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    I agree with the smoking bans. It's a workplace health issue to me.

    And before anyone says "If someone doesn't want to be around smoke, then don't work there", that's kind of a bullshit response. It's like saying a factory should allow their workers to be exposed to hazardous materials with no repercussions and if the workers don't like it they can quit.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 19, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    I can't believe that state is so behind the curve on smoking in bars & restaurants. I remember California being one of the first states to ban smoking in bars & restaurants, and ohhhhh how the naysayers were predicting economic collapse because smokers would all stay away. Didn't happen, and bars & restaurants became a much nice place to be almost overnight. Then when I moved back to AZ in 2003, Phoenix was just about to pass the same law, and everyone was up in arms (the smokers that is), but it passed, and life went on. I suspect it will pass in the state of LA as well, and smokers will whine for about a minute, then get use to the idea that they have to step outside to have a smoke