Statewide Smoking Ban Considered

Statewide Smoking Ban Considered

There are 16 comments on the WTOK-TV Meridian story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Statewide Smoking Ban Considered. In it, WTOK-TV Meridian reports that:

Thirty cities in Mississippi have smoking bans in place. There is a push now for a statewide ban.

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Smyrna, TN

#1 Nov 22, 2008
Mississippi, we are looking forward to your being a smoke free state.

“Veritas Vincit. Pro Libertate”

Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#2 Nov 22, 2008
Get it wrote:
Mississippi, we are looking forward to your being a smoke free state.
Again with that 80% lie. Nowhere the people have gotten to vote on it did it come anywhere near 80%. Again it shows that you people have no scruples at all. All of the places in Wisconsin with the exception of Appleton voted the ban down.

“12oz libertarian”

Since: Dec 07

chi-town 'Inner City'

#3 Nov 22, 2008
"The less places people can smoke, it will help them, and it brings to their attention that smoking is baAd (M'kay)," said Kimberly Hughes of the American Cancer Society. "Smoking around other people is baAd; smoking around your children is baAd.(M'kay)"

Add the m'kay and it sounds like Mr. MaKey from South Park.

The only way they got 80% was by adding all those who supported total bans AND partial bans that included restaraunts AND those exempting bars.
The poll WITH the article only asking about restaraunts is at @ 50/50.

MS may join LA and FL with token partial.
But it ain't gonna be a 'smoke free' state by any strech of the imagination.

Sorry to say 'Git_it', i don't see that in VA's future either

Cookeville, TN

#6 Nov 23, 2008
Welcome aboard. My world keeps on getting better and better. Smokers just dont get it. We dont need or want you. 3rd world countries could use your help. My whole world is great. Out with the bad and in with the good. Do smokers feel like 2nd class citizens? Maybe that is why we haqve so many closet smokers. Has anyone ever to really smoke in a closet? I bet it make the cloths smell good. Field studies tell me, smokers are a dying race.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08


#7 Nov 23, 2008
How sad to see more towns caving in to paid lobbyists. Smoking in public places, such as court houses or city buildings is, of course, the choice of the government. Do you not realize that small businesses belong to private individuals who USED to have property rights in this country.
They have paid with years of work to own their own property.
If you do not want to be around smoke, go to non smoking venues. There are lots of them to chose from.
The people who want to control smoking are not even from your community. They simply fund those ladies who are badgering your City Council.
Johnson and Johnson Co., who just happen to make Chantix, Nicoderm and Nicoderm CQ, donate hundreds of millions of dollars per year through their partner, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which sends the money through the World Health Organization. The money then goes to political action committees (charities) and groups calling themselves Anti Smoking or Anti Tobacco or some other name. These groups consist of ladies who work in your Health Department. They are paid well and receive great insurance and retirement. They do not even clock out of their County jobs to lobby your Councilmen.
Doctors love this as they are big investors in pharma stocks and write the prescriptions, too! Your local paper makes good advertising dollars. ALL the big guys win.
Just imagine how many sick people could actually be helped if our Health Departments were not so busy buying ads and making posters and pamphlets!
Try walking into a Health Department and asking for help for an illness or even to quit smoking. What a shock that would be for them.
Hopefully all small business people will support each others private business rights. Don't think that these people will stop. They don't. They will never run out of pharmaceutical company money.
Call your council people. Register to vote.
If you feel like you MUST control other peoples lives- STOP- take a long look in the mirror. Read the facts. They are available.
Smoking is stinky to non smokers. Fat people are yucky to skinnies. Fords are worthless to Chevy people.
I doubt most people even go into bars. For some people it beats the heck out of sitting home alone, watching TV and getting fat.
Don't you find it curious that these lobbiest AND your government have not even suggested banning the sale of tobacco products??? Then people would quit smoking. I guess the government doesn't want to give up their dollars from this horrible, deadly product.? They also do not want to tackle the big boys- Dillons, Kwik Shops, WalMart. Those guys CAN afford to fight back and would.
Pick on the little guys. How sad
just candid


#9 Nov 23, 2008
Eighty to ninty percent of lung cancer is found in smokers, puff puff and enjoy!!!

Since: Feb 07

York, PA

#10 Nov 23, 2008
Total number of USA deaths 2006--------2,443,387

minus 400,000 smokers = 2,043.387 non-smokers deaths

= 5598 non smoker deaths per day

Gee, which group has the better chance of NOT dying? The smokers, or the non-smokers?

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, Ms

#11 Jan 4, 2009
bdjunker wrote:
Total number of USA deaths 2006--------2,443,387
minus 400,000 smokers = 2,043.387 non-smokers deaths
= 5598 non smoker deaths per day
Gee, which group has the better chance of NOT dying? The smokers, or the non-smokers?
I really liked your comments. I admit that I smoke. I think this should be a person's choice. We have all been taught the risks. I also, believe that if you choose not to be around it or allow it in your home, you should be able to. What happened to having the right to choose? I thought this was what made our country so great. If we do not hold on to our rights, we will loose them all. One by one they are taken away. Think about it!

Olive Branch, MS

#12 Jan 5, 2009
My husband and I have stopped going to the casinos (Tunica) because the smoke is so bad. I had a friend who worked at Sam's Town and died from cancer. She had to inhale that smoke all day. No telling how many employees will succumb in time to the second hand smoke. This is a health hazard to the employees and the patrons. It needs to be banned. They just did a news article on the Today show this morning that said now research proves that just being around smoke and coming home with it on your clothes contaminates your house and those living there. It's like bring home a toxic waste dump. And those most susceptible are children. So just how many innocent victims have to become ill or die before it is stopped?

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08


#13 Jan 6, 2009
As we are finding out in Chicago, where real crime is an issue, the state ban is easier for cops to ignore since the politicians pushing it are many miles away. The local off duty police and politicians here are some of the customers in small neighborhood bars that ignore the ban.

Decatur, MS

#14 Jan 21, 2010
Get rid of all the smoke, people! Get a statewide smoking ban and enforce it! C'mon y'all, get rid of smoking!
just candid


#15 Jan 21, 2010
70-75% of people who die from COPD are smokers. Puff, Puff enjoy!!!! 0>:~)

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#16 Jan 21, 2010
Statewide Smoking Ban Considered As Lame As just candid.
just candid


#17 Jan 21, 2010
When Kent gets bent he's not a gent, so out the door his ass gets sent.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#18 Jan 21, 2010
just candid is always a troll a living on the government dole.
Mexican Takeover Complete

Irvine, CA

#19 Mar 30, 2010
Wasn't the state a dry state and then a beer only state?

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