Smoking ban: 62% say yes

Oct 24, 2010 Full story: Argus Leader 9

With just days to go before the election, opponents of expanding the state smoking ban who have fended off adoption of that law for a year still face a daunting task in persuading voters to kill it.

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“Liberty and Justice for ALL!”

Since: Jun 10

Bloomington, MN

#1 Oct 24, 2010
About time South Dakota joins the 21st century.
Baja K

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Oct 24, 2010
All such votes are despicable...pitting the popular (as promoted on 99% percent or more of "public" (commercial) media against the Un-Popular---as demonized on 99% or more of "public" (commercial) media.
Virtually all "smoking" votes are pre-ordained to favor the anti-smokers...without a shred of info about the industrial toxins and carcinogens etc in typical cigarettes.

We will never see a vote allowed about "Shall Industrial Toxins and Cancer-Causing Substances Be Allowed, In Secret, In Consumer Products?"

Check out http://fauxbacco.blogspot.com for plenty of background references.
Baja K

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Oct 24, 2010
PS---
South Dakota is home to many First Nations...who have been using tobacco (the plant, not the commercial, processed, multi-additive product) for some ten thousand years for religious, medicinal, social, agricultural, and economic purposes.

To push in any way for prohibitions on the tobacco plant (INSTEAD of prohibitions on industrial contamination of smoking products) is far too close to being Cultural Genocide.
It's like telling Peruvians and Bolivians in the Andes to stop their use of coca plants. Are they, and all of us, supposed to just purchase patented, barely-tested, novel, corporate alternatives? Well...yes....if you swallow the corporate media line.

The idea of "wars" against natural plants (cannabis included) is repulsive.
lmcc

Modesto, CA

#5 Oct 25, 2010
The only 'good' is: FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#6 Oct 25, 2010
If you "poll" any bar, 95 percent will say no.

“Veritas Vincit. Pro Libertate”

Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#7 Oct 25, 2010
Le Jumbo wrote:
About time South Dakota joins the 21st century.
Ah yes and they don't say who conducted the poll. The ones here in Wisconsin were done by the Mellman group. And of course how you word a poll can determine the outcome. Right from their web page.

"Master The Techniques.

Some pollsters simply report on opinions. We use the most sophisticated analytical tools available to understand the motivations of consumers and voters so we can intervene in their decision-making processes to produce the outcomes our clients want."
http://www.mellmangroup.com/win.htm
xparte

Bronx, NY

#8 Oct 25, 2010
"Sixty percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Independents want to see the smoking ban enhanced."

Just to think how many commies (or nazies) must've lived so long under the guise of good Republicans, LOL.

This poll is yet another blow to all the dimheads and tobacco operatives who try so hard bringing this healthcare issue onto a political battlefield. Nothing could possibly be farther from politics then the desire of people not to breathe in the poison. It's that simple, really!
Free_America

Medford, WI

#9 Oct 25, 2010
xparte wrote:
"Sixty percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Independents want to see the smoking ban enhanced."
Just to think how many commies (or nazies) must've lived so long under the guise of good Republicans, LOL.
This poll is yet another blow to all the dimheads and tobacco operatives who try so hard bringing this healthcare issue onto a political battlefield. Nothing could possibly be farther from politics then the desire of people not to breathe in the poison. It's that simple, really!
Except the right to use a legal product on their own property and to cater to similarly minded people. After all most business owners start their business so they can do it their way. If you want the Nanny state. Have them open a business on your dime and we will all laugh when it fails.
Sez Who

Brookville, OH

#10 Oct 25, 2010
Free_America wrote:
<quoted text>Ah yes and they don't say who conducted the poll.
Yes, they do --- guess you must have trouble reading the fine print. The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research. They also show the question that was asked.

http://cmsimg.argusleader.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/...

http://www.mason-dixon.com/public/index.cfm...

"Mason-Dixon is not a party-affiliated or ideology-oriented polling firm. Our client list includes a wide range of groups and interests that span the political spectrum, further enhancing our reputation for objectivity and independence."

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