Restaurant Smoking Ban Begins Saturday

Restaurant Smoking Ban Begins Saturday

There are 157 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Dec 29, 2009, titled Restaurant Smoking Ban Begins Saturday. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

Although it remains to be seen if the smoking ban that goes into effect Saturday will have impact on patrons of restaurants and bars, the Forsyth County Health Department has begun a campaign to encourage more people to eat out.

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Since: Oct 09

Winston Salem, NC

#145 Jan 6, 2010
thatsit wrote:
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Yep, I knew you would smoke lites. I just knew it. Knew it, knew it, knew it.
...again, not quite sure what that has to do with the subject at hand...but ok! As I stated long before...although I am a smoker I love the fact that all restaurants and bars are smoke free now....it certainly makes going out more enjoyable!
Jerry62

United States

#146 Jan 6, 2010
WoodHPU wrote:
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...again, not quite sure what that has to do with the subject at hand...but ok! As I stated long before...although I am a smoker I love the fact that all restaurants and bars are smoke free now....it certainly makes going out more enjoyable!
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/mid/j/o/john_brown...
tiredofliberals- thatsit

Yadkinville, NC

#147 Jan 6, 2010
WoodHPU wrote:
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...again, not quite sure what that has to do with the subject at hand...but ok! As I stated long before...although I am a smoker I love the fact that all restaurants and bars are smoke free now....it certainly makes going out more enjoyable!
Oh, now. Surely now that you see it's I, you know what it means.
:-)

Since: Nov 09

Thomasville, NC

#148 Jan 8, 2010
mammag24 wrote:
I smoke and I don't mind going to a restaurant and not smoking out of consideration for others eating as well as children. Non smokers have rights too. Blah blah blah.
Now here are some rights I would like to have:
I would love to see a ban on people wearing too much cologne/perfume. My sinus' go nuts when some guy/gal takes his/her overpowering stink and bathe in it, now I have to smell it, get a massive sinus infection and my clothes stink like some cheap perfume. A little dab will do!!
Also, I would like a ban on BLOWING YOUR NOSE WHILE I AM EATING. Go to the bathroom and do that. I don't need to hear your snot going 100 mph while I am trying to eat my steak. I know its a natural body function, but so is taking a crap and I don't do that near your dinner table, so don't blow your nose near mine.
When they pass these laws and I can have an enjoyable meal, then I will give a crap about you non-smokers whining.
Smokers may suck but if we all quit, the sin taxes would create less revenue and then you guys can pick up the taxes.
Since we are starting a wish list I would like to propose:
Limiting parents with unruly children.
A cellphone zone. A glassed in area where people can talk on their cell phones all they want and disturb the rest of the patrons.
An obnoxious loud fat guy rule, kick out every fat guy that talks loud and thinks he's funny but noone else thinks he's funny.
Muzzles for superficial chicks rule.
Liberal activist rule where you can eject any liberal trying to 'evangelize' in a social setting.
A PDA rule for same sex couples ( that just grosses me out)
Kid's birthday parties at establishments where they serve alcohol.
loitering rules for people who just want to nurse a cup of coffee for hours while other people need to be seated.
I'm not in favor of smoking in restaurants that children are welcome in, but in bars and taverns this rule is silly.After ten in the evening at places that serve alcohol this law is silly.
You will notice in the next year there will be a significant drop in business in these establishments forcing many of them to close.
Waitresses and servers will also suffer because smokers tip better also there will be less people leaving tips.
You will also notice a decline in good service, because many of the good servers will need to move on to something else in order to pay their bills .
The companies that will prosper from this fast food restaurants, take out restaurants, and large delivery chains.
I personally don't care I just wanted to let you know what is going to happen.
Blue Dog Dem

Lincolnshire, IL

#149 Jan 8, 2010
Carthos,
You are brilliant. You logic is extraordinary. Why wouldn't bars and resturants be allowed to permit smoking after 10 or 11pm? Kids shouldn't be in bars anyway. Adults have typically finished dinner by then. Sounds like a reasonable... oh wait... that's it - it's reasonable and makes sense. That's why it's not allowed.
Jerry62

United States

#150 Jan 9, 2010
carthoswalker wrote:
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You will notice in the next year there will be a significant drop in business in these establishments forcing many of them to close.
Waitresses and servers will also suffer because smokers tip better also there will be less people leaving tips.
You will also notice a decline in good service, because many of the good servers will need to move on to something else in order to pay their bills .
The companies that will prosper from this fast food restaurants, take out restaurants, and large delivery chains.
I personally don't care I just wanted to let you know what is going to happen.
Dude... There is a dope like you in every city, county and state that has past a smoking ban. A dummy who thinks he has ALL the answers. Guess what Hoss.... You couldn't be further from the truth. We have had two new bars open within a mile of me since our cab started 3 years ago. Guess what. THEY ARE BUSY! You have to wait for a seat. They are crowded in the middle of the week. Just because you are unhappy about the law, and your panties are in a bunch, do not pretend to be Miss Cleo. After all, she was exposed to be a fraud. Do you want to follow in her footsteps? Then you have your boy Blue Dog Dem who is your shadow. Pretty funny when a grown(???) man has to be a follower, and can not be a leader. Did you teach him to do tricks too?
jim

Vancouver, Canada

#151 Jan 9, 2010
http://www.whyquit.com/joel/Joel_02_18_circul...

http://www.goinfrared.com/media/2005-016%20Ka...

ABSTRACT
Scientifically proven adverse health effects of cigarette smoking include increased risks for lung and bronchial cancer and raised LDL (bad) cholesterol blood values. Plus, smoking also increases adrenalin which, in turn, is responsible for vasoconstriction (shrinking of blood vessels), resulting in high blood pressure and restricted blood flow in the extremities, among other health issues.

Despite these risks, people are unable to stop smoking for many reasons; nicotine imaging is an excellent means to measure and demonstrate the strong and immediate influences of smoking on the blood supply and heat regulation has a very strong addictive effect, no pain or other immediate biological influences from smoking can be experienced, and life-threatening diseases are typically decades away.

Smokers can convincingly be shown the 'temporary amputation' of their fingertips due to vasoconstriction, even after smoking a single cigarette. Thermal image sequences from a FLIR S60 infrared camera as well as physiological data (heart rate, blood pressure) were acquired from several test subjects in a well-controlled environment before, both during and after smoking for comparison purposes. A task-optimized digital image software package was developed for automatic generation of test results.(The platform-independent executable version of this software will be made available free of charge to anyone interested.) The goal is to increase public awareness to the dangers of smoking and motivate more smokers to participate in programs that help them quit.

INTRODUCTION
Scientifically proven adverse health effects of cigarette smoking include increased risks for lung and bronchial cancer. Furthermore, the increased level of carbon monoxide in the blood due to smoking is responsible for a higher hematocrit value (volume of red blood cells as a percentage of the total blood volume). This together with smoking-induced higher fibrinogen values (a pre-stage of the blood clotting factor fibrin) results in increased blood viscosity and thus a higher risk for e.g. thrombosis, myocardial infarction and stroke. Smoking also increases adrenalin (also called epinephrine), a stimulating hormone which, in turn, is responsible for vasoconstriction (tightening of blood vessels) causing high blood pressure and restricted blood flow to and in the extremities. Moreover, smoking raises LDL (bad) cholesterol blood values and can advance arteriosclerosis which, due to the thickening and hardening of the arterial walls, leads to impaired blood circulation.

A special form of arteriosclerosis, the so-called peripheral arterial occlusive disease, often leaves no choice but amputation of an extremity (“smoker’s leg”) to save the patient’s life. Despite all these risks, people are unable to give up smoking. The main reasons might be that nicotine has a very strong addictive effect, that no pain or other immediate biological influences from smoking are experienced, and life-threatening diseases are typically decades away.
Infrared (IR) imaging is an excellent method to measure and demonstrate the strong and immediate influences of smoking on the blood supply and thermoregulation of the extremities: smokers can convincingly be shown the “temporary amputation” of their toes and fingertips due to vasoconstriction, even after smoking a single cigarette. Before we focus on the specifics and design of our small study as well as processing methods necessary for automatic image analysis, we will briefly highlight the importance of medical infrared imaging and review the most important facts about smoking and the effects of nicotine in the human body.

Since: Mar 07

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#152 Jan 10, 2010
Jerry62 wrote:
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Dude... There is a dope like you in every city, county and state that has past a smoking ban. A dummy who thinks he has ALL the answers. Guess what Hoss.... You couldn't be further from the truth. We have had two new bars open within a mile of me since our cab started 3 years ago. Guess what. THEY ARE BUSY! You have to wait for a seat. They are crowded in the middle of the week. Just because you are unhappy about the law, and your panties are in a bunch, do not pretend to be Miss Cleo. After all, she was exposed to be a fraud. Do you want to follow in her footsteps? Then you have your boy Blue Dog Dem who is your shadow. Pretty funny when a grown(???) man has to be a follower, and can not be a leader. Did you teach him to do tricks too?
I have to ask if these are bars that serve liquor only or bars and grills.
Big difference there.
STK

Trenton, OH

#153 Jan 10, 2010
Blue Dog Dem wrote:
Carthos,
You are brilliant. You logic is extraordinary. Why wouldn't bars and resturants be allowed to permit smoking after 10 or 11pm? Kids shouldn't be in bars anyway. Adults have typically finished dinner by then. Sounds like a reasonable... oh wait... that's it - it's reasonable and makes sense. That's why it's not allowed.
Hummm.....very logical. "Logic is not the engine that propels governments forward."

Since: Nov 09

Thomasville, NC

#154 Jan 11, 2010
Jerry62 wrote:
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Dude... There is a dope like you in every city, county and state that has past a smoking ban. A dummy who thinks he has ALL the answers. Guess what Hoss.... You couldn't be further from the truth. We have had two new bars open within a mile of me since our cab started 3 years ago. Guess what. THEY ARE BUSY! You have to wait for a seat. They are crowded in the middle of the week. Just because you are unhappy about the law, and your panties are in a bunch, do not pretend to be Miss Cleo. After all, she was exposed to be a fraud. Do you want to follow in her footsteps? Then you have your boy Blue Dog Dem who is your shadow. Pretty funny when a grown(???) man has to be a follower, and can not be a leader. Did you teach him to do tricks too?
You have all the answers why?
Because you are bringing up an example of mirco econmics that is based on the exit polls of a cab driver.
I would say that this is very unscientific and quite immesurable .
We'll talk in a year when we can check some true facts.
just candid

AOL

#155 Jan 11, 2010
Maryland has very wide ranging restrictions on smoking. Bars and restaurants here are doing very well thank you. O>:~)

Since: Nov 09

Thomasville, NC

#156 Jan 11, 2010
just candid wrote:
Maryland has very wide ranging restrictions on smoking. Bars and restaurants here are doing very well thank you. O>:~)
Who would want to go there anyway except for the race.
Do they still have Frothinslosh beer there. Its been years since I've been there.
long gone

AOL

#157 Jan 11, 2010
carthoswalker wrote:
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Who would want to go there anyway except for the race.
Do they still have Frothinslosh beer there. Its been years since I've been there.
I assume you are talking about Frothingslosh beer? Sadly we don't have any, but after the first 8 or 9 beers who gives a damn.lol. >:-\ PS/ I've tried your, Iron City beer and can't say I think it's all that great. bummer

Since: Nov 09

Thomasville, NC

#158 Jan 11, 2010
long gone wrote:
<quoted text>I assume you are talking about Frothingslosh beer? Sadly we don't have any, but after the first 8 or 9 beers who gives a damn.lol. >:-\ PS/ I've tried your, Iron City beer and can't say I think it's all that great. bummer
Sorry , I'm from Chicago originally ,I gues Old Style or Bud are ours nothing to be proud of.lol Nothing beats the beer with the foam at the bottom.
John

Lexington, NC

#159 Jan 12, 2010
All people who smoke are not dumb, but most dumb people smoke.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#160 Jan 12, 2010
long gone wrote:
<quoted text>I assume you are talking about Frothingslosh beer? Sadly we don't have any, but after the first 8 or 9 beers who gives a damn.lol. >:-\ PS/ I've tried your, Iron City beer and can't say I think it's all that great. bummer
Old Frothingslosh... The pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom!
DCC

Burlington, NC

#162 Jan 16, 2010
Tomorrow wrote:
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Well there better be a bunch then, because it sure hasn't happened in Ohio. There have been hundreds closed since the ban started however. The non smokers always promise but don't deliver.
I'd have to disagree with you. I lived in Cincinnati once they started the smoking ban. People ran over to KY for a few weeks but they came back. Nothing kept the smokers away from their favorite spots...not even a cigarette.

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