December 21, 2010 at 2:04 am in INFORUM
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. The Devils Lake City Commission has approved a smoking ban in bars effective July 1. Continue Reading
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No, not “government over-regulation” – this is good government at work. Welcome to the 21st Century, Devils Lake!!!
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I agree with Bob. Smoking may not be healthy, but bar owners should be allowed to choose for themselves. One really good is example is JT Cigarro here in Fargo whose business is based on smoking and drinking. When you go there you have to choose whether you want to smoke or if you want to drink. One side of the building is for smoking while the other is for drinking and they CAN NOT mix. It’s so ridiculous, but because of regulation they are forced to regulate their customers. When I’ve gone there, I knew what I was getting myself into and so do the employees who work there. If you were morally opposed to smoking you wouldn’t choose to work there. Simple as that.
Regulators feel that they are always right and that everyone should just have to do what they say because it’s what they think is right. The new America!
Way to go Devils Lake!
A smoking ban means:
It is against the law to use or permit a legal product on
Is this America..the land of the Free?
No, a smoking ban means:
People can enjoy their right to breathe clean air in places that are open to the public. It means that smokers do not have the right to smoke their legal product anytime/anywhere that they choose. That’s all. Step outside. You’ll get used to it. Thank you.
Maybe we should make it illegal to drive down certain streets after a certain time or not at all? Because then, I would have the right to breathe clean unpolluted air in places that are open to the public.
Bob, I’m not against people breathing clean air, I just don’t like the fact that we have to make laws that prohibit people from doing something like smoking. My thoughts on this are that if certain bar owners want to make their establishment a smoke free zone it should be their right. However, at the same time if they want to make their place a smoking zone then they should also have that right.
In my opinion, laws should be written to protect all people and their right to choose. By making smoking illegal in public areas like bars and restaurants you’re really only protecting the rights of certain people. By making it legal for business owners to choose for themselves what they want ON THEIR PROPERTY then at least one more person is protected by the law. If certain places were to open up to smokers, then you in turn have the free right to choose whether or not to go there.
Do you see how the law can protect more people without making blanket statements like: A SMOKING BAN?
It’s pretty simple bbnd – if you are inside a building that is open to the public, you can’t smoke. Simple. It’s not about business owner’s “rights”. They open their building to the public, they must follow public health laws on smoking, food, water etc. It’s not a smoker’s right to smoke wherever, whenever. That’s the way it is now, and that is the way that our society has been evolving for over 20 years. Simple can be a good thing.
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