Strippers Protest Indoor Smoking Ban

Strippers Protest Indoor Smoking Ban

There are 49 comments on the WUSA-TV Washington story from Jan 14, 2006, titled Strippers Protest Indoor Smoking Ban. In it, WUSA-TV Washington reports that:

With curious officeworkers gawking and strip-bar standards playing in the background, several hundred people joined a handful of exotic dancers in front of the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, Thursday to ...

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NANCY EVANS

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#1 Jan 14, 2006
HOW CAN THE GOVERMENT TAKE AWAY PEOPLES RIGHT TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS LEGAL?
NANCY EVANS

AOL

#2 Jan 14, 2006
WHY DONT THE GOVERMENT DO SOMETHING ABOUT DRUGS AND FAST FOOD PLACES THAT ARE KILLING ADULTS AND CHILDREN?
Stephanie

Longmont, CO

#3 Jan 16, 2006
NANCY EVANS wrote:
HOW CAN THE GOVERMENT TAKE AWAY PEOPLES RIGHT TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS LEGAL?
The act of lighting a cigarette or cigar on fire to burn up the oxygen we need to breathe also produces toxic smoke containing 4000 chemical compounds, 60 of which are cancer causing according to the EPA.

So the question should be, "Is it legal for someone to contaminate the air in which we breathe thus causing harm to others?" The answer is clearly "No".

This is the reason why government is regulating WHERE people smoke because they are poisioning the air everyone else is trying to breathe--at their workplaces and in public areas.

So go ahead and smoke. Just don't do it around other people who have the RIGHT TO BREATHE clean air.
Gina

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2006
Wow. I really do not have anything to say.
Rick

Reno, NV

#5 Mar 31, 2006
Stephanie wrote:
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The act of lighting a cigarette or cigar on fire to burn up the oxygen we need to breathe also produces toxic smoke containing 4000 chemical compounds, 60 of which are cancer causing according to the EPA.

So the question should be, "Is it legal for someone to contaminate the air in which we breathe thus causing harm to others?" The answer is clearly "No".

This is the reason why government is regulating WHERE people smoke because they are poisioning the air everyone else is trying to breathe--at their workplaces and in public areas.

So go ahead and smoke. Just don't do it around other people who have the RIGHT TO BREATHE clean air.
Very well stated!
Bill Hannegan

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Mar 31, 2006
People don't have the right to breathe clean air on private property. If I had a real right to breathe clean air, you couldn't drive.
Rick

Reno, NV

#7 Apr 1, 2006
Bill Hannegan wrote:
People don't have the right to breathe clean air on private property. If I had a real right to breathe clean air, you couldn't drive.
Say what?

Do not have the right to breathe clean air??
Jon

Bloomington, IN

#8 Apr 15, 2006
I have every right to smoke where ever I want. Just as You have the right not to. For the Govt to say i can't have a cigarette in a private owned establishment is bull.

If you don't want to breath it in, you have the right opt out of attending the establishment.
Bill Hannegan

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Apr 15, 2006
If we have a true right to clean air, why is anyone allowed to drive on public urban streets?
Rob

Wichita Falls, TX

#10 Apr 15, 2006
Nice way to articulate Nancy; smoke must have infected your brain. Tobacco companies have been allowed to legally KILL people for over a century and LIE about it all along. EVERY smoker should be upset and mad as hell that their lives have been destroyed by tobacco; and yes, if you smoke, your life has been destryed, whether you want to admit it or not. Very, very sad.
Rob

Wichita Falls, TX

#11 Apr 15, 2006
Jon, it is people like you that do not care about others well-being that is the problem. If smokers were considerate people that took the time to realize that most people do not wish to smell like a sewer and force people of all ages to partake in their filhy addicting form of prolonged suicide, it wouldn't be so bad. However, let's face facts, most smokers (MOST, not all) are not the brightest people in the world, hold low paying jobs and really care about no one but themselves. Jon, I think I just described you. Have a nice day.
Bill Hannegan

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Apr 15, 2006
Antismokers have the most insulting, abusive rhetoric I have encountered.
bartender

Newark, NJ

#13 Apr 16, 2006
NANCY EVANS wrote:
HOW CAN THE GOVERMENT TAKE AWAY PEOPLES RIGHT TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS LEGAL?
I agree one hundred percent. don't forget we pay taxes on smoking too.
Chris Brosk

Chester, UK

#14 Apr 16, 2006
Bill Hannegan wrote:
Antismokers have the most insulting, abusive rhetoric I have encountered.
Not only that but they believe all the propaganda highly funded anti-smoking agencies come out with. You're more likely to suffer a heart attack when you open your tax demand than standing in a bar all night.
The only winners are the pharmaceutical companies who, along with Government, sponsor the propaganda.
Jonathan David

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#15 Apr 17, 2006
I read all of your comments. agree with smokers and non smokers. i am a smoker myself, and i am ashmed of that fact. if i'm smoking and it is being blown by natual wind into someone's face (a non smoker) then i move. its just rude. like pissing on the seat of the toilet that both men and women use. its just friggin' rude. i don't have a low paying job, i'm 20 and make a little over 50k a year, i have an 189 IQ. but that doesn't mean i'm not dumb enough to smoke.
if you are a smoker, follow the golden rule, be polite to others, and others will be polite to you. everything comes full circle, so for those smokers out there who say i have the right to light up were evey i want, fine go ahead i'm certaintly not going to stop you, but just so you know if you move your smoke out of a non smokers face you'll get a whole hearted "thank you" in return. and sometimes that's worth it all right there.
Jane

Exeter, UK

#16 Apr 17, 2006
Make yourself heard!

A team of researchers around the UK is currently conducting the survey on views and opinions of smokers (including opinions on smoking ban). The findings will be communicated to policy-makers and hopefully will have an impact.

Your opinion matters.
To have a say go to:

http://psy.ex.ac.uk/smoking-survey
blake macek

Chula Vista, CA

#17 Apr 26, 2006
Exactly how can you take away someones right to do something legal. There are already age restrictions on smoking isnt that enough? You have a choice weather to stand near someone whos smoking or go to bars and resturants that condon indoor smoking. I am a smoker, but that doesnt make biest, I do beleave that indoor smoking should be banned, but to ban smoking in public places all together is just plain stupid. I have a full time job and going to school, I dont have the time to run home and smoke a cig and then continue doing what I was doing before.
Sean

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Apr 26, 2006
Bill Hannegan wrote:
People don't have the right to breathe clean air on private property. If I had a real right to breathe clean air, you couldn't drive.
Bars and eating establishments are not private property. They are open to the public. You may want to do some reading; about civil rights.
Bill Hannegan

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Apr 26, 2006
In the old days bar and restaurant owners could legally ban customers based on race since it was private property. That is why we had to pass special laws to stop that practice. Haven't you heard of New York restaurants allowing in only the specially chic, famous or beautiful?
tin men

Pickering, Canada

#21 May 7, 2006
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