No more smoking in public

No more smoking in public

There are 19 comments on the Marshall News Messenger story from Jun 15, 2007, titled No more smoking in public. In it, Marshall News Messenger reports that:

Soon smokers in Marshall will not be able to light up in public places, including restaurants and places of employment. via Marshall News Messenger

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alvie

United States

#1 Jun 16, 2007
Smoking is a serious crime. It just isn't recognized as such. Thank God for people like Mike Moore, that had enough gall to stand up to stupid people that have absolutely no respect for othe people.
what the heck

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Jul 7, 2007
you gotta be kidding?! Smoking a serious crime? What about murder, rape etc? Gimme a break!
Charity

Longview, TX

#3 Aug 1, 2007
I believe that taking smoking sections out of public places is discrimination. People can drink alcohol & get beligerant in public but others can't mind their own business while smoking a cigarette.
Josh Cominsky

Wichita, KS

#4 Aug 1, 2007
Charity, public intoxication is against the law. And it's not discrimination if all smoking is banned. How about heading over to TJC and gettin' some edumication.
Denise Delandro

United States

#5 Aug 4, 2007
Can they designate a smoking box so that went I have to pass the outside smoking areas, the air I inhale with be contaminated with 2nd smoke.
Michael Meeks

AOL

#6 Aug 8, 2007
I'm a smoker thats really needs to quit and think smoking is a bad habbit for anyone to pick up. If everyone is going to get so upset though from second hand smoke, what about these B-52's from Barksdale and the Space shuttle exhaust trail that ligers above for heads for hours not to mention what about the space shuttle that exploded across texas and dumping no telling what on top of everyone. Seems to me there's more dangerous situations to tend to than smoke from a leaf.
Josh Cominsky

Wichita, KS

#7 Aug 8, 2007
Michael, can you really compare the frequency of a space shuttle explosion to the number of people that smoke in public on a daily basis?

Also, smoking is intentional, I don't think that Nasa intended to blow up the space shuttle over east Texas.
Edd

United States

#8 Aug 14, 2007
The world is full of pollution,noise,smoke& etc.Removing cigerette smoke from one area is a step in the right direction.I refuse to eat in a restaurant that allows smoking in my eating area.
Americus

United States

#9 Sep 9, 2007
Can someone please ask the Marshall City Council to outlaw vehicles since they pollute the environment and make breathing very difficult for folks with asthma? Also, please ask them to outlaw detergents and cleaners that irritate my sense of smell. To add to that, please outlaw children since they cause an inordinate amount of noise pollution for their size.
Americus

United States

#10 Sep 9, 2007
Oh yes. Vehicles also kill people. Please don't tell me that trucks don't kill people, people kill people, I've heard that argument before and can't come up with a response to it. Bicycles don't kill people though. Unless the bicycle is equipped with an AK-47.
Swatsell

White Oak, TX

#11 Sep 13, 2007
Well personally I don't care what the hell the local govt does about public smoking. But, for all of you complaining against it please at least keep the thought of your childrens health in mind. I'm a college student who just moved away from home after twenty years of living in a smoke-filled environment. I feel so much more healthy and don't get sick as often. Your children didn't ask for any type of cancer so please think about what's best for them. It's really the future that our govt is thinking about. Be appreciative that they actually care about your health.
Tom Rockwall Texas

Quinlan, TX

#12 Sep 24, 2007
I found this looking for information on a man I did some work for in Marshall. Ronnie Snider. I hate to hear he passed away but with all due respect he was a heavy heavy smoker. Too sadd he wasn't that old.

I heard it was a massive heart attack. Does anyone know the details of his death?
a reader

Bryan, TX

#13 Oct 22, 2007
I would first state to Josh Cominsky that it might be a good idea for him to follow his own advise and drive over to tcu and learn how to spell
second i would like to say that it is not anyone's business who smokes and who doesn't.
when the restaurants loose all the smokers they will have to double there prices just to make up for the loss in revenue and that is a fact
Josh Cominsky

Wichita, KS

#14 Oct 22, 2007
"a reader" apparently has no sense of sarcasm.

And it is of everyone's business what you do in a public place, especially when it can endanger the health of those around you.

If a business opens its doors to the public it must take safeguards to insure that how it conducts its business does not endanger that public. Second hand smoke is a health concern, and the public has a right to be protected. If a resturaunt or bar wished to become a private club whereby smoking is permitted and to join that club you acknowledge that you are dining or drinkin in a smoking establishment, that's fine.

Since: Sep 07

Stevens Point, WI

#15 Nov 5, 2007
Josh Cominsky wrote:
Charity, public intoxication is against the law. And it's not discrimination if all smoking is banned. How about heading over to TJC and gettin' some edumication.
I get the sarcasm, pretty funny Josh!
kissmyrebelass

Winona, TX

#16 Nov 9, 2007
i think all you people need to get a clue... ihop here in town used to make an assload of money off people at night leaving the bars, now all the smokers go somewhere else ( like my house) i make money off them eating breakfast at 2:30 am and the goverment cant say shit, because ( ha ha) it is a private home
kissmyrebelass

Winona, TX

#17 Nov 9, 2007
i am not in tyler,the asspit of Texas, Marshall was the last capital of the Confederate States Of America,and hell we used to have freedom from all you damn nosey ass yankees, the way i look at it, you dont like it, leave

Since: Sep 07

Stevens Point, WI

#18 Nov 9, 2007
kissmyrebelass wrote:
i am not in tyler,the asspit of Texas, Marshall was the last capital of the Confederate States Of America,and hell we used to have freedom from all you damn nosey ass yankees, the way i look at it, you dont like it, leave
Well, aren't you a ray of sunshine? I bet you and your house smell like the armpit of Tejas sweetie!!
Cheetahs Child

Dallas, TX

#19 Dec 1, 2007
kissmyrebelass wrote:
i am not in tyler,the asspit of Texas, Marshall was the last capital of the Confederate States Of America,and hell we used to have freedom from all you damn nosey ass yankees, the way i look at it, you dont like it, leave
You must be the last white guy in Marshall

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