Smoking Ban Pushing Pool Players Out ...

Smoking Ban Pushing Pool Players Out Of KC

There are 7 comments on the TheKansasCityChannel.com story from Apr 24, 2008, titled Smoking Ban Pushing Pool Players Out Of KC. In it, TheKansasCityChannel.com reports that:

A big part of Kansas City's bar culture may soon go up in smoke. Some pool players are looking for pool tables in other places because of the city's new smoking ordinance, which will ban smoking at bars and ...

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Former Smoker

United States

#1 Apr 26, 2008
Until people get used to the no smoking rules, they will grumble about it. I lived in California when they started their statewide non-smoking laws. After smoking for over 30 years, I quit smoking before they went into effect. Today you don't hear people living in CA. complain like they did at first.Things here will calm down also. Just remember it is for everyone's health, not just for non-smokers who don't want to be around the smoke. Read today smoking is being banned in Atlantic City casinos, if they can do it, all the other businesses can ban it also. If it takes a city or state law to be able to breathe in a resturant or bar, then so be it!
KC Bartender

United States

#2 Apr 27, 2008
I don't care if people smoke or not. I just care if the city legislates what a PRIVATE business does. I live in Belton, but my bartending job was in Lee's Summit. Was I allowed to vote on it? No, because I did not live in LS. Then our business was went down by about 40%. I am a smoker and I don't like to go to a bar that is non smoking and why should I. Nothing like an ice cold beer and a smoke. And it is my right as well as the bar owners.

“San Diego For Life!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Apr 28, 2008
Why don't they straight out outlaw tobacco? Becuase they want the tax revenue it generates. If it's so bad then just outlaw it. What about the grease filled hamburgers parents feed thier kids. There's an obesity problem in the USA and it's getting worse. The cost of healthcare will grow as these kids girth grows but there are no laws out there to prevent this. If people want to go to a smoke-free bar then open one up. And no I'm not a smoker. I just believe these businesses are being unfairly punished.

“Only here for 75 or so years.”

Since: Feb 08

Grover Beach CA.

#4 May 5, 2008
Former Smoker wrote:
Until people get used to the no smoking rules, they will grumble about it. I lived in California when they started their statewide non-smoking laws. After smoking for over 30 years, I quit smoking before they went into effect. Today you don't hear people living in CA. complain like they did at first.Things here will calm down also. Just remember it is for everyone's health, not just for non-smokers who don't want to be around the smoke. Read today smoking is being banned in Atlantic City casinos, if they can do it, all the other businesses can ban it also. If it takes a city or state law to be able to breathe in a resturant or bar, then so be it!
agreed.
ally cat

Overland Park, KS

#5 Jun 21, 2008
is platte city affected by the ban? i bartend at pool hall and was just wondering?
another bartender

United States

#6 Aug 25, 2008
the smoking ban law says any public place. They need to read the Missouri Statues on what a public place is.Areas not considered public places.
191.769. The following areas are not considered a public place:

(1) An entire room or hall which is used for private social functions, provided that the seating arrangements are under the control of the sponsor of the function and not of the proprietor or other person in charge;

(2) Limousines for hire and taxicabs, where the driver and all passengers agree to smoking in such vehicle;

(3) Performers on the stage, provided that the smoking is part of the production;

(4) A place where more than fifty percent of the volume of trade or business carried on is that of the blending of tobaccos or sale of tobaccos, cigarettes, pipes, cigars or smoking sundries;

(5) Bars, taverns, restaurants that seat less than fifty people, bowling alleys and billiard parlors, which conspicuously post signs stating that "Nonsmoking Areas are Unavailable";

(6) Private residences; and

(7) Any enclosed indoor arena, stadium or other facility which may be used for sporting events and which has a seating capacity of more than fifteen thousand persons.

I think it is up to the owner of the bar or restaurant if they want to allow smoking you wouldn't want someone come into your home and tell you what you can and can't do!!!
ddddddd

United States

#7 Aug 26, 2008
dumb

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