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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“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#148 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!
just candid


#149 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!
Top execitoves of TOBACCO COS. and agencies that push tobacco products should be tried for mass murder. Only AFTER/WHEN they are found guilty shouLd they be treated the way society treats other mass murders, and that type of scum.

New York, NY

#150 May 15, 2009
Actually, NY bars and restaurant sales hanen't been affected by the smoking ban in the slightest degree. People haven't suddenly stopped going out just because they are forced to smoke in the streets or at home instead of a place of business with a variety of different customers. And no one is telling anyone that they can't smoke, just to do it elsewhere. Also, the hike is price for a pack of cigarettes is currently helping to pay for health insurance for lower-class children. I don't really see how anyone can argue with that. Seems like a win-win situation to me.

East Orange, NJ

#151 Apr 23, 2010
Well in my opinion, it seems to be the government is quick to place a ban on smoking and regulation on many things but not go to the source to desist from the very things they place a ban on.....i.e, the companies that produce the product that causes the problem...why? M.O.N.E.Y. America is more concerned with money thereby negating to stop the source but tax or ban the folks from becoming victims of the products such as alcohol and cigarettes.

Let's look at it realisitcally, if there were no cigarettes or alcohol how many problems would cease to exist from a medical stance when it comes to the health of the public? Surely they are aware of the long term affects of both, but do they look to legislate the ban on them? Of course not. So, it's my opinion that our government condradicts itself in many facets of our lives to propagate "freedoms" that are simply illusions.
Ho Lee Schitt

Warrington, PA

#152 May 19, 2010
And here all this time I thought the GOP was for limited interference in markets. What hypocrites!

Fort Lee, NJ

#153 Jun 5, 2011
ppl like u make me wanna puke :p
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.

Fort Lee, NJ

#154 Jun 5, 2011
B QUITE u numnut!
kimbev69 wrote:
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

“Crack My Fortune Cookie”

Since: Jun 11

Yonkers, NY

#156 Jun 5, 2011
This is a good thing
Less Govt

South River, NJ

#157 Jun 7, 2011
Anytime government gets involved, it is a bad thing. it infringes on our rights. smoking should not be allowed around children or in restaurants or bowling alleys. but, in places that are evil in themselves, bars,clubs and casinos- you should be able to smoke. why does the govt tell you what bad things you can do and what bad things you cannot? if you are drinking booze in a bar and i stand the chance of getting killed when we leave by your drunk driving then you should have no say so on my smoking. this is what is wrong with america and why this country is collapsing. oh and yeah btw- i am no longer a smoker for past 2 years. i just believe it is a person's perrogative to smoke or quit. government has no right telling me what to do with a product that it sells and taxes especially if it does not mind alter anyone like booze does. way to go people, welcome to communism. afterall, our families could have stayed in france, italy, england etc to be ruled and taxed the way we are now. new slogan- america, we once were free. Democracy failing bigtime.

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