Smoke ban is a step closer

Smoke ban is a step closer

There are 70 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Apr 4, 2007, titled Smoke ban is a step closer. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

SOUTHLAKE -- Smokers wouldn't be able to light up in Southlake, unless they're at home or in a designated hotel room, under an ordinance the City Council approved 7-0 on first reading Tuesday night.

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Since: Dec 06

New Jersey

#72 May 16, 2007
Mr No Compassion wrote:
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All of the patches, pills, losenges, and any of the other asundry cessation products they manufacture. It seems Chantix is the most promising (60% success rate - whoo). Walk into any of the Tobacco Cessation Coalition offices to get some for free (funded by the MSA) and see how that works out for you.
and lets not forget the nation stop smokign plan that was made by heads of major pharmas that did not have cold turkey as an option. At least now the fraud has been exposed and it is being rewritten

and here is a nice link

fraud all around us


Since: May 07

Southern Huntingdon, Pa

#73 May 16, 2007
If they would ban it from public places, and the research shows that second hand smoke has so much effect, the non smokers with the problem wouldn't be solving much if they still live with a smoker now would it? Also if you have such a problem with smoking in public why don't you go somewhere where smoking isn't allowed? When in public it's not like the smokers force you to be near them when they're smoking nor do i believe that they are intentionally blowing their smoke in your face, forcing you to breath it in versus you breathing in the wonderful outside air, that would never be poluted with exhaust or anything...yeah right.....and for the one statement who are you to call someone a bad parent for smoking around their kids, and most kids that smoke, their parents were smokers or whoever they were raised by...every kid goes throught the phase of "cigs are bad, they're drugs..." and then they get over it, and yes i know cig smoke does effect some people breathing and such but again GET AWAY FROM THE SMOKE THEN....and if you non smokers are so worried that second hand smoke may cause you heart problems, why not cut some of that salt out of you diets or anything else that could cause heart problem, i mean seriously?...Why don't we just ban anything that could be related to causign heart problems or any other health problems..we will all just live on water and fresh fruits and veggies....the day this happens i think half if not all of the country will drop dead on the spot. FYI everyone DIES sometime and personally i would like to live my life to the fullest, HOW I CHOOSE! i'm sure everyone wants that so what you have problems with, either fix 'em, beat 'em at their own game, join 'em, or go hide from 'em...

Urbana, IL

#74 May 16, 2007
Champaign IL partially repealed their smoking ban last night at a city council meeting. It's America you should have a choice. It's supposed to be land of the free! If you smoke go to a smoking establshment. If you don't go to a non smoking establishment.

I hope all the anti smoking people in each state are going to pay for the losses in tax dollars when the bans go into law. Smokers shouldn't have too, they've lost their freedom.

North Richland Hills, TX

#75 May 17, 2007
When did ones rights become more important than others?If your polite while smoking,mind your own business and stop crying.


#76 May 17, 2007
Jord wrote: /en/pr99-04.html
fraud all around us
"By 2020, the burden of disease attributable to tobacco is expected to outweigh that caused by any single other disease," Dr Brundtland said.

How the f*** does he reach that conclusion? With smoking on the wane and obesity on the rise and ALREADY costing far more in terms of healthcare AND with a death toll that ALREADY rivals that attributal to smokers?!?

It seems that no lie is too big for these people. Well, with so many idiots out there lapping it up, why not I suppose.

“Open your mind to information.”

Since: Apr 07

Philadelphia, PA

#77 May 17, 2007
Karen B wrote, " Some non-smokers have breathed in so much 2nd hand smoke that the levels of nicotine in their body (100) approach that of a smoker of 20 cigarettes a day."

Karen, I would like to ask you to cite your source for that.

Additionally, I would like to point out something interesting in the study that Karen did cite.
Did anyone else notice that their estimate for heart disease deaths prevented by elimination of secondary smoke was a total of 119,000 over the next TWENTY THREE YEARS? That's about 5,000 per year.

The reason that's important is that the standard claim of the U.S. antismoking lobby is that secondary smoke causes 53,000 deaths a year: 3,000 from lung cancer and 50,000 from heart disease (as per the nonsensical Glantz/Wells study of 15 years ago).

When numbers like that differ by not just 30%, or 80%, but by 1,000% it clearly shows that the people making these "estimates" simply have no idea of what the reality is and are just making up numbers based upon models that have formulations and inputs that themselves are based upon guesses.

Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"

United States

#78 May 17, 2007
Bans are the 'thing' you know!
As hot as they are, one day they will also ban free speech and the free press. They may even ban you!

Since: May 07

Dallas, TX

#79 May 17, 2007
I applaud all who choose2question whether it is about a ban on smoking or something else. Personally, I am a non-smoker and have preferred not to be in the room with smokers or around smokers. However, I have become much more accepting of others' beliefs. For all of you who are for or against the ban on smoking, I invite you to go to the website. I'd like your feedback on what we have written about my son's intoxication manslaughter case where he was found guilty.

United States

#80 May 21, 2010

Dallas, TX

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