N.J. governor signs indoor smoking ban

N.J. governor signs indoor smoking ban

There are 149 comments on the News Journal story from Jan 16, 2006, titled N.J. governor signs indoor smoking ban. In it, News Journal reports that:

With a flick of the pen, Gov. Richard J. Codey on Sunday kicked New Jersey's indoor smoking habit.

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James Wilson

Riverview, MI

#123 Apr 30, 2007
WE NEED A SMOKING BAND IN NEW JERSEY BEFORE THE SMOKE KILLS THE NON SMOKER ( Inside and out band on smoking ) [email protected]
MRab2

UK

#124 May 1, 2007
Bill Hannegan wrote:
Bans can be reversed. We need to start the long fight to make that happen.
Bill is perfectly correct. The message by the anti's that the ban is here and you should just accept it and move on should be ignored. That's what the anti's WANT us to do, then they can go on to fight for the next restriction without having to worry about the last one being overturned.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#125 May 8, 2007
Polly wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm starting a campaign to ban polyester. I'm also going to campaign against women who weigh over 130 lbs wearing horizontal stripes, then sweat socks with shorts and hairplugs for men.
SPANDEX ban spandex that is so harmful to the eyes when heavy people wear it...
second hand smoke in nj

Birdsboro, PA

#126 May 8, 2007
as i non smoker i cant wait for the law to take effect so i can go to a bar and really get drunk with out breathing in the smoke.i wihs the would take more of my freedoms away next is liquor? i rather breath in the pollution then the smoke anyway.
Mary

Delaware, OH

#127 Aug 26, 2007
David wrote:
Great Points!
I grew up in New Jersey when you could buy and use
fireworks on The 4th of July and own a BB gun! Just think we are
told on our FREE Nations Birthday that we can't light a sparkler
or harmless smoke bomb. Drug and Food companies are killing us
faster then second hand smoke could ever do. All processed foods
that we buy from major food companies are laced with Drugs and
Chemicals that are causing major health problems! Sencond hand
smoke may be somewhat harmfull but the Ban is going way too far!
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I live in a small township in PA - Even sparklers have been banned here! The citizens on this board that are worried about our rights being taken away have reason to worry! Our governor has been trying to put a smoking ban in for a long time. He has not succeeded yet! We have restaurants here that have gone smoke free on their own - ;-) THE AMERICAN WAY!!!
Fabian

United States

#128 Sep 4, 2007
That's Goooodddddddd! Real Gooddd! I can't wait til they sign the bill where people can no longer smoke in their car's while having children in-it.

Hooray for the governor.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#129 Sep 7, 2007
hmmm sounds like a communist country when you aren't allowed to do something that is legal...hey have you ever had a single glass of wine then an hour later take the kids home from the restaurant where you just drank it

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#130 Sep 7, 2007
Just what NJ needs to worry about. Not like they have that "pristine" air quality anyway.

So, how's that air quality, oh and the crime rate in Newark and Trenton anyway?

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#131 Sep 7, 2007
neecer wrote:
Just what NJ needs to worry about. Not like they have that "pristine" air quality anyway.
So, how's that air quality, oh and the crime rate in Newark and Trenton anyway?
you haven't driven past the meadowlands..Giants Stadium have you...the swamp or whatever us jersey people call it is so bad..could be the bodies dumped there but my god it's horrible and the price you pay to live in that area where you can't breath please George Burns lived til what 104

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

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#132 Sep 7, 2007
Actually, I avoid NJ at all costs. I only go to NY because my inlaws live in the state, and thank goodness it's no where near NYC. Last time I was out that way (YEARS ago in high school) I actually got sick to my stomach from the smell.

Funny you mention George Burns. He lived to be 104, and yet he smoked. Imagine that......:)

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#134 Sep 7, 2007
Why don't you find something else to do? I was responding to someone else. Oh wait, that's right, anti's like to BUTT into everyone else's business. I thought you were leaving?
Polanco

Old Bridge, NJ

#137 Sep 10, 2007
I agree that smoking is bad for one's health. It is also when cigarettes are lit and smoked near others bad for others. What is the questions? Government has to protect us from harms way, the legislature enacted a law to protect the citizens. It passed a regulation prohibiting addicted smokers from harming us. I don't understand the fuss being made about government overreaching. We need government regulations to protect us not less government, but more.

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#138 Sep 11, 2007
Polanco wrote:
I agree that smoking is bad for one's health. It is also when cigarettes are lit and smoked near others bad for others. What is the questions? Government has to protect us from harms way, the legislature enacted a law to protect the citizens. It passed a regulation prohibiting addicted smokers from harming us. I don't understand the fuss being made about government overreaching. We need government regulations to protect us not less government, but more.
Good morning Polanco,

So basically you're saying that the government needs to tell us what we can do, where we can go, what we can eat, what we can drive. You want to give up your life so the government can take care of you 100%? I hate to break it to you, but that's not what the founding father's wanted. There's a reason why we left England in the first place. There's a reason for the Boston Tea Party and the Revolutionary War.
lesley

La Vergne, TN

#141 Sep 13, 2007
hello, i would just like to say that banning smoking is a direct way to control the people. i smoke i am a law abiding american citizen but freedom of choice has been taken from me because i choose to smoke a cig? that's insane of course all you non-smokers agree with it, but let me give you a little history on the smoking bans. the second smoking ban ever passed was by Adolf Hilter. American citizens are having to abide by a Nazi law. This makes no sense and i think that should say enough. I feel for all of you non-smokers i really do because you guys honestly think that by making it to where you dont have to breathe in 2nd hand smoke you are actually making yourselves healthier. That is hilarious to me. Do you non-smokers understand how long it takes for smoking to actually effect the smoker? come on now you health freaks can't be that stupid not to mention the fact that the main gas that is put off by smoking is co2 and that is what you get out of air pollution in general. so unless you health freaks want to ban the sun which causes cancer and walk around wearing gas mask so air pollution doesn't kill you please back off and let us all have the equal rights we fought so long to gain.
gigi re smoking ban wrote:
I LOVE the casinos and love to gamble. I cannot stand it when someone near me lights up; the smoke floats into my face and when I leave, my clothes reek. The air is smoke filled and I have to breathe in the 2nd hand smoke; everyone knows how dangerous this is to the non-smoker. The casino floors make my eyes water, sting, and my clothes and hair stink by the time I leave. There are times when I have to leave a crowded casino floor because I simply cannot breathe. It is MY rights that are being violated every time I enter a smoke filled room. If someone wants to have a disgusting, yellow teeth staining, wrinkle causing and lung damaged body, that is their business; please do not force ME to share in your disgusting habits. Why should I HAVE to breathe in the 2nd hand smoke?? Just like illegal habits, i.e., needle users, etc., or anything addictive, do it behind your closed doors but please do NOT expose me to your health risks. I HATE breathing in nasty smoke; many times I wake up the next day with sinus infections and fever since I have to try and avoid a public venue for entertainment that is being ruined by your dirty, disgusting, and cancer causing habits. I have watched people die a slow death from either emphyzema and my father who died of lung cancer; himself a heavy smoker in his time. PLEASE to all law makers; please ban smoking in the casinos so that people like myself can go out for a good time without breathing in the person's next to me bad habits and forcing me to breathe in smoke; the casinos were created for fun and entertainment; not for me to have ot go there to suffer by breathing in the 2nd hand smoke. Keep all of your nasty habits to yourself, either in your own car or own home but do NOT expose me to it. It is a filthy, face aging, lung damaging, wrinkle causing, yellow teeth and finger habit that is nasty/ash filled filth.(not to mention a waste of money.) The truth is it is an addiction so get some help for it; QUIT SMOKING; save your life and the life of your little nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers, and little children so that they will also NOT have to br4eathe in your bad habits. Thank you.

Since: Jul 07

Waco, TX

#142 Sep 16, 2007
I think there should be a ban, but not a full ban. If they serve food, then fine. And if its a bar, or one of those sweet ass jersey clubs haha then you should be allowed to. I think the guidos can take a couple hours of getting smoke in their blow outs and express dress shirts in order to hit on underage girls one night a week.
just candid

AOL

#143 Sep 16, 2007
Psssst-Want a real dirty date,one that is real dirty inside? Go date a smoker,they at least have dirty lungs.
Get-Paid-To-Stop -Smoking

AOL

#144 Aug 14, 2008
With casino smoking ban, looks like I will be doing more gambling soon. The reason I stopped going was the smoke, I have asthma, and it impacts me for up to three days after a 12 hour stint at the tables. I switched to online gambling, was great, then gov. screwed that up, so although smoking in casinos was something I didn't like, I wouldn't deny others who enjoy smoking.

Personally, when I did smoke tobacco, I didn't want to be told when or where I could smoke, so I have seen both sides of issue for years. I use to enjoy smoking, but with onset of asthma, I had to quit. Funny think is, I was exposed to these new electronic non tobacco cigarettes and cigars, and I was amazed, no smell, no second hand smoke, and I even tried it, tastes pretty good, and didn't trigger my asthma, so this may be the answer for gambling smokers.

I was so impressed, I started smoking again and will be visiting casinos again armed with my FAUX cigarette. lol If I don't win at the tables, I will make out showing others this new electronic health safe tobacco smoking alternative.

Wealth Without Health is Worthless

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#145 Aug 14, 2008
Get-Paid-To-Stop-Smoking wrote:
With casino smoking ban, looks like I will be doing more gambling soon. The reason I stopped going was the smoke, I have asthma, and it impacts me for up to three days after a 12 hour stint at the tables. I switched to online gambling, was great, then gov. screwed that up, so although smoking in casinos was something I didn't like, I wouldn't deny others who enjoy smoking.
Personally, when I did smoke tobacco, I didn't want to be told when or where I could smoke, so I have seen both sides of issue for years. I use to enjoy smoking, but with onset of asthma, I had to quit. Funny think is, I was exposed to these new electronic non tobacco cigarettes and cigars, and I was amazed, no smell, no second hand smoke, and I even tried it, tastes pretty good, and didn't trigger my asthma, so this may be the answer for gambling smokers.
I was so impressed, I started smoking again and will be visiting casinos again armed with my FAUX cigarette. lol If I don't win at the tables, I will make out showing others this new electronic health safe tobacco smoking alternative.
Wealth Without Health is Worthless
Psssst-Want a real dirty date,one that is real dirty inside? Go date just candid, she at least has a dirty pie hole.
Tommie

United States

#146 Mar 9, 2009
Smokers are mentally-ill drug addicts. Tobacco pushers should be excuted for murder and genocide of the human race. BAN ALL SMOKING AND THE TOBACCO DRUG NOW!

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#147 Mar 9, 2009
Tommie wrote:
Smokers are mentally-ill drug addicts. Tobacco pushers should be excuted for murder and genocide of the human race. BAN ALL SMOKING AND THE TOBACCO DRUG NOW!
This topic hasn't been posted on in 11 MONTHS and you post now?!?!?

And who's mentally ill again??

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