DFW Smoking Ordinances

DFW Smoking Ordinances

There are 6 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Jun 28, 2008, titled DFW Smoking Ordinances. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Many DFW communities have limited or banned smoking in public through ordinances.

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Smoker

Dallas, TX

#1 Jul 2, 2008
I think it is discriminating to smokers regarding these smoking bans. I can understand not smoking in restaurants, but in bars. What right does the cities have to dictate how a private club owner runs his business. We don't tell the politicians how to run their cities. You just pretend to agree and still do what will fill your pockets.
My opinon, if you don't like the smoke in bars than don't go in them. There is more crap in the air and even our food/water that could kill you or give you cancer quicker than being exposed to second hand smoke. Why don't the cities focus more on making our cities safe from violence, help the homeless etc..........
Rebecca

United States

#2 Jul 2, 2008
This is what the liberal, Nazi socialist always do - remove rights of private citizens. Anyone who owns a restaurant, bar, etc., is smart enough to decided for themselves if THEY want to allow smoking or not. These city council people need to be voted out of office and replaced with people who respect our individual rights to make decisions for ourselves!
Mom in Lewisville

Lewisville, TX

#3 Jul 11, 2008
Smoke nazis are at it again! Be careful! They could come to your city next.
Rep

United States

#4 Jul 11, 2008
Rebecca wrote:
This is what the liberal, Nazi socialist always do - remove rights of private citizens. Anyone who owns a restaurant, bar, etc., is smart enough to decided for themselves if THEY want to allow smoking or not. These city council people need to be voted out of office and replaced with people who respect our individual rights to make decisions for ourselves!
It's so easy to use the word liberal. When did it become fashionable not to think and just react like a conservative. The nazi socialists do things like illegal search and seizure, profiling and illegal phone taps. The nazi socialists encourage outsourcing and encourage ceo's to make 10k times the average worker they employ and not give the workers benefits.

Nice club you belong to. Keep it to yourself.

# Among non-Hispanic whites, 24.0 percent of men and 20.0 percent of women smoke (2004).
# Among non-Hispanic blacks, 26.7 percent of men and 17.3 percent of women smoke.
# Among Hispanics, 21.1 percent of men and 11.1 percent of women smoke.
# Among Asians (only), 20.6 percent of men and 6.1 percent of women smoke.
# Among American Indians/Alaska Natives, 37.5 percent of men and 26.8 percent of women smoke.
# Studies show that smoking prevalence is higher among those who had earned a GED diploma (43.2 percent) and among those with 9–11 years of education (32.6 percent) compared with those with more than 16 years of education (7.1 percent). It's highest among persons living below the poverty level (29.9 percent)
Cowgirl Up - TX

Dallas, TX

#5 Jul 11, 2008
While I don't smoke - never even tried it - it is getting ridiculous - there are even political ideas that want to limit your ability to smoke in your car, apartment or home.

Good lord - who died and made these people God?
happy medium

Garland, TX

#6 Jul 11, 2008
Smoker wrote:
I think it is discriminating to smokers regarding these smoking bans. I can understand not smoking in restaurants, but in bars. What right does the cities have to dictate how a private club owner runs his business. We don't tell the politicians how to run their cities. You just pretend to agree and still do what will fill your pockets.
My opinon, if you don't like the smoke in bars than don't go in them. There is more crap in the air and even our food/water that could kill you or give you cancer quicker than being exposed to second hand smoke. Why don't the cities focus more on making our cities safe from violence, help the homeless etc..........
I agree. I hate cigarette smoke more than anyone but I do see the bigger picture here. Next they will ban french fries, caffienated drinks, reading the bible in public, blah blah. I value freedom and we are slowly losing it.

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