Smoking Ban Vote

There are 5 comments on the KXMB-TV Bismarck story from Apr 20, 2011, titled Smoking Ban Vote. In it, KXMB-TV Bismarck reports that:

Residents of North Dakota's capital city head to the polls today, to decide whether to ban smoking in city bars.

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Sez Who

Fairfield, OH

#1 Apr 20, 2011

"Residents in the Capitol City voted Tuesday to ban smoking at truck stops, tobacco stores and in bars.

Voters also rejected the idea of smoking huts."
Go for it

San Diego, CA

#2 Apr 22, 2011
Sez Who wrote:
"Residents in the Capitol City voted Tuesday to ban smoking at truck stops, tobacco stores and in bars.
Voters also rejected the idea of smoking huts."
The Smoking Nazis have spoken.

Wichita, KS

#3 Apr 22, 2011
In the article - this is probably the most TELLING comment

"Nearly 9,000 people voted in the special election. Woken says he's blown away by the turnout."

I wonder if they worked this one, the same way they did in Ohio?

Posted in: Ohio Legislature, Updates
Opponents of Ohio's indoor-smoking ban said yesterday that they have uncovered evidence of "massive" voter fraud on the part of ban proponents, more than three years after voters approved the curbs on smoking.

The group, Opponents of Ohio Bans, said the petition that placed the smoking ban on the 2006 statewide ballot was tainted by numerous irregularities, such as 47 felons gathering signatures and signature-gatherers in 77 counties wrongly listing the American Cancer Society as their employer.

The new allegations mirror claims raised during the 2006 campaign. However, opponents of the ban say there's now even stronger evidence of wrongdoing.

"What we found is astonishing," said Pam Parker,. "There are petitions that never should have been validated."

Read the whole story here:

It constantly amazes me when I see one of these bans passed - especially when a recent Gallop poll shows:- Americans are particularly tolerant of smoking in bars, as a substantial minority, 23%, say there should be no restrictions in bars -- in addition to the 43% favoring designated smoking areas.- That's a full 2/3 of Americans - that agree that smoking SHOULD be allowsd in bars

In fact the ONLY place where the majority of Americans believe smoking should be banned - is Restraunts - And THEN it's only 59%

Yet they still keep getting these bans passed - VERY amazing INDEED!
Sez Who

Fairfield, OH

#4 Apr 22, 2011
You're amazed that smoking bans continue to get passed?

In North Dakota, only 18.6 percent of adults smoke.

That means that 81% of ND adults DON'T smoke. Is it really so surprising that most of them will vote for a smoking ban?

Pilot Grove, MO

#5 Apr 22, 2011
If nearly 9,000 people voted in a city of about 61,000, that would mean that most of the eligible voters did not vote at all.

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