Senators vote to extinguish smoking i...

Senators vote to extinguish smoking in taverns, casinos

There are 9 comments on the Times-Picayune story from Jun 4, 2009, titled Senators vote to extinguish smoking in taverns, casinos. In it, Times-Picayune reports that:

The Senate overwhelmingly agreed Thursday to legislation that would expand Louisiana's smoking ban to include bars and casinos.

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tifi

Dallas, TX

#1 Jun 4, 2009
I am not a smoker, I am a former smoker by choice, but I know many that do. It is their decision. But you now only have a car and a home to smoke in. Stop making cigarettes and stop selling them if you don't want people to smoke.
observer

Rayne, LA

#2 Jun 4, 2009
You can drink at home too and it's alot safer. Smoking or drinking can kill you, but I'd rather be around a smoker than a heavy drinker.
Missing The Point

Missouri City, TX

#3 Jun 4, 2009
The point is: Non-smokers have a first priority right to NOT have to breathe in second hand smoke from smokers. In nature, there is no cigarette smoke anywhere, so a cigarette smoke-free environment is what God intended for humans.

If you want to smoke, fine. But, do it where you do not infringe on the first priority rights of non-smokers. This has been way too long in coming.

Good riddance!
Moron

Missouri City, TX

#4 Jun 4, 2009
Senators turned back an attempt by Sen. John Alario, D-Westwego, to exempt casinos from the ban and another amendment by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, to let bars allow smoking.

"We live in America. What do people fight for?" Gautreaux said. "They fight for our freedom of choice."

Marionneaux replied that freedom shouldn't include the right to make people sick from secondhand smoke. "I know the cost of freedom, but I also know the cost of secondhand smoke," he said.

What Gautreaux does not understand is that in this situation, NON-SMOKERS have fought for their freedom of choice, and won!

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#5 Jun 4, 2009
Moron wrote:
Senators turned back an attempt by Sen. John Alario, D-Westwego, to exempt casinos from the ban and another amendment by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, to let bars allow smoking.
"We live in America. What do people fight for?" Gautreaux said. "They fight for our freedom of choice."
Marionneaux replied that freedom shouldn't include the right to make people sick from secondhand smoke. "I know the cost of freedom, but I also know the cost of secondhand smoke," he said.
What Gautreaux does not understand is that in this situation, NON-SMOKERS have fought for their freedom of choice, and won!
Yes, you are that indeed!

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#6 Jun 4, 2009
Missing The Point wrote:
The point is: Non-smokers have a first priority right to NOT have to breathe in second hand smoke from smokers. In nature, there is no cigarette smoke anywhere, so a cigarette smoke-free environment is what God intended for humans.
If you want to smoke, fine. But, do it where you do not infringe on the first priority rights of non-smokers. This has been way too long in coming.
Good riddance!
You are that also!
smoker

Livonia, LA

#8 Jun 4, 2009
tifi, you are kinda late on your news, hun. This was voted down on Tuesday, June 2nd. It did not pass. So sorry. See other topix forum "State bans smoking in bars and casinos.

“Pay Attention”

Since: Dec 06

Cincinnati

#9 Jun 4, 2009
smoker wrote:
tifi, you are kinda late on your news, hun. This was voted down on Tuesday, June 2nd. It did not pass. So sorry. See other topix forum "State bans smoking in bars and casinos.
It was voted down in the 'house'...
This article is about the 'senate' vote...
tifi

Dallas, TX

#10 Jun 5, 2009
Cincy Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
It was voted down in the 'house'...
This article is about the 'senate' vote...
So I'm always a day late and a dollar short to most people here. Its still an opinion. Thanks Steve for some backup all the way from Cincy.

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