Businesses Prep For Smoking Ban

Businesses Prep For Smoking Ban

There are 46 comments on the www.wlns.com story from Apr 26, 2010, titled Businesses Prep For Smoking Ban. In it, www.wlns.com reports that:

Smokers have less than a week to light up inside bars and restaurants. As time runs out, local businesses are gearing up to get customers ready.

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FREEDOM

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Apr 26, 2010
More government take over of our private property rights!
Smoke Free Bars

Duluth, GA

#2 Apr 26, 2010
More Freedom For 80% of the NON-SMOKERS!!! MI will love the new smoking restrictions. Smokers will learn to adapt the same as they have on airplanes, stores, etc.
FREEDOM

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Apr 26, 2010
Have you ever heard of private property? I'm sure you own no Business of any kind. Where are our freedoms to choose where we go or what we do?
Smoke Free Bars

Duluth, GA

#4 Apr 26, 2010
FREEDOM wrote:
Have you ever heard of private property? I'm sure you own no Business of any kind. Where are our freedoms to choose where we go or what we do?
Don't be such a sore LOSER!!! So do you suggest we get rid of the hundreds of codes, laws and ordinances that the PRIVATE PROPERTY owners already have to follow to stay open to the public or just the one that you are addicted to?
Second Hand Smoke is a potential health hazard and is no longer accepted in ANY business. It's the LAW pal and if you don't like it, try and change it. GOOD LUCK!!!
TruthBeTold

United States

#5 Apr 26, 2010
Smoke Free Bars wrote:
More Freedom For 80% of the NON-SMOKERS!!! MI will love the new smoking restrictions. Smokers will learn to adapt the same as they have on airplanes, stores, etc.
I am looking forward to it.
I found out last week that a very small Mexican restaurant that I used to go to, allowed smoking even though it only had about 10 tables, and usually it was one guy would light up and totally ruin the ambiance. This place went smoke free as of Feb 1, and as a result I went back to give them my patronage...wanna know what I found.....they were packed, people waiting in line to get a seat.

Hmm imagine that!

Am looking forward to next Saturday! woohoo!

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#6 Apr 26, 2010
This is the "very small Mexican restaurant" which Truthless Old Troll TruthBeTold went to...

http://tinyurl.com/cgad89

He had to settle for outdoor seating!
TruthBeTold

United States

#7 Apr 26, 2010
Happy Contented Soul wrote:
This is the "very small Mexican restaurant" which Truthless Old Troll TruthBeTold went to...
http://tinyurl.com/cgad89
He had to settle for outdoor seating!
Your a d-bag pretty much all the time, aren't you?
What

Ava, MO

#9 Apr 26, 2010
"So this is how freedom dies, with thunderous applause."
TruthBeTold

United States

#10 Apr 26, 2010
What wrote:
"So this is how freedom dies, with thunderous applause."
Right....smoking has smothered freedom for years and years, one liberating themselves from the chains of big tobacco slavery is nothing more than a resounding expression of freedom, and the bans are a voice for individual freedom of anyone being unwillingly subjected to smokers forced tyranny.

If it means no more smoking in public, then count me in <clap clap>

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#11 Apr 26, 2010
TruthBeTold wrote:
<quoted text>Your a d-bag pretty much all the time, aren't you?
Ewe are a d-bag all the time, but I understand that's just family tradition for ewe.
mommy

Warren, MI

#13 Apr 26, 2010
i already do not smoke inside of businesses, as i have a one year old, and do not smoke in front of her, ever! it will be nice to not have to worry about her getting smoke from other people's cigarettes in public as well... that said, i find the law itself to be robbing us of our rights. if a business owner wants smoking to be allowed on HIS/HER property, that they pay taxes for... it should be allowed. the land of the free just isnt all the free anymore.
Jackson

United States

#14 Apr 26, 2010
ANOTHER RIGHT GONE UP IN SMOKE! What will be next??? Bring your own toilet paper to the restrooms because the government will no longer allow the business owners to supply it?? I'm ready to move to another country....one that is run by the people instead of dictators.
Miami ViceVersa

United States

#15 Apr 26, 2010
Right on jack!! If you find a country like that,, share the info. I want a ticket too.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Apr 27, 2010
FREEDOM wrote:
Have you ever heard of private property? I'm sure you own no Business of any kind. Where are our freedoms to choose where we go or what we do?
And if you have a PRIVATE business, you can smoke you little lungs out, but if that business is open to the PUBLIC, then take it outside!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Apr 27, 2010
Elwin wrote:
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i could go along with that if all things were equal. why isn't smoke in a casino bad for people but smoke in the neighborhood saloon bad?
Because the Native tribes get to make their own rules.
Smoke Free Bars

Plano, TX

#19 Apr 27, 2010
Elwin wrote:
why is smoke in a casino "healthy" but smoke in a neighborhood bar bad?
One step at a time. First it was the airplanes, then most workplaces, then restaurants, then bars and SOON the CASINOS too.
Delaware has 100% smoke free Casinos and starting in May or early June Table Games too. Every time I go they are packed with people, it's been smoke free for over 5 years and the casinos are happy with the results. The patrons and employees are the happiest. No more going home with sinus infections, headaches, sore throats, clothes that you almost have to bury they stink so bad. All because of a few dirty rotten addicted smokers. Social Misfits I call them. In Delaware the smokers have learned to go outside and smoke or go to nearby Atlantic City or PA casinos. Even with those casinos close by Delawares 100% smoke free casinos are doing great and would NEVER go back to smoking again.

Once MI sees that the bars will thrive with the new smoking restrictions it won't be long before the casinos catch up with the times. 80% of the population doesn't smoke, as a businessman it ain't rocket science who I'd cater too. And remember the smokers are easily addicted so they won't be able to stay away from the casinos anyway!!!

I might take a trip to MI this summer just to see for myself how well the smoking restrictions are doing. I know I may have to wait in line for dinner as all the non-smokers WILL come out and support the new smoking LAWS. Ain't life GRAND!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#20 Apr 27, 2010
Jackson wrote:
ANOTHER RIGHT GONE UP IN SMOKE! What will be next??? Bring your own toilet paper to the restrooms because the government will no longer allow the business owners to supply it?? I'm ready to move to another country....one that is run by the people instead of dictators.
Do you need a lift to border?? Try Canada...oops, sorry, no smoking there either, plus you'll pay over $10 per pack of cancer sticks. But at least you'll have national healthcare to treat your lung cancer.
TruthBeTold

Farmington, MI

#23 Apr 27, 2010
Elwin wrote:
<quoted text>
one step at a time? you didn't answer my question. why is smoke in a casino ok but smoke in a neighborhood tavern bad ?
If I can take a stab at this...
I believe it is because one, they make a ton more money, two, they employ SO many more people, three, they draw in tourists, four, they are much bigger and have a lot more security making it much harder to find a place to smoke outside that will make less disruption in the participants time.
People in a bar only have to walk about 30 feet to go outside, no issue there, and its not going to deter people from going!

Just my 50 cents worth!

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#24 Apr 27, 2010
TruthBeTold wrote:
<quoted text>If I can take a stab at this...
I believe it is because one, they make a ton more money, two, they employ SO many more people, three, they draw in tourists, four, they are much bigger and have a lot more security making it much harder to find a place to smoke outside that will make less disruption in the participants time.
People in a bar only have to walk about 30 feet to go outside, no issue there, and its not going to deter people from going!
Just my 50 cents worth!
That's a RIP-OFF!
TruthBeTold

Farmington, MI

#25 Apr 27, 2010
TruthBeTold wrote:
<quoted text>If I can take a stab at this...
I believe it is because one, they make a ton more money, two, they employ SO many more people, three, they draw in tourists, four, they are much bigger and have a lot more security making it much harder to find a place to smoke outside that will make less disruption in the participants time.
People in a bar only have to walk about 30 feet to go outside, no issue there, and its not going to deter people from going!
Just my 50 cents worth!
Happy Contented Soul wrote:
<quoted text>That's a RIP-OFF!
EXPLAIN?

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