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Ohio Supreme Court to review ruling in smoking-ban case | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 72 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 6, 2011, titled Ohio Supreme Court to review ruling in smoking-ban case | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The Ohio Supreme Court agreed today to consider the legality of Ohio's 2006 statewide smoking ban in a case involving a Victorian Village bar.

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Bob

Kennesaw, GA

#1 Apr 6, 2011
If the nanny staters do not like smoke, don't go there.

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coinman1803

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Apr 6, 2011
Just a way for the State of Ohio to try to make Money, and the 1.2 Million should go to Cancer Resreach at OSU.
April Fool

Jackson, OH

#3 Apr 6, 2011
Bar and Private Organization should be watching this case. Before the way the smoking ban pass, many places thought they would be exempt. Fool again
clay

Bryan, OH

#4 Apr 6, 2011
It seems our soldiers are fighting for a dictatorship not a democracy. FREEDOM ya right
Somantics

Delaware, OH

#5 Apr 6, 2011
Restaurant and bar owners don't like to be told to pay Ohio's taxes and follow rules that forcibly hurt their business. The number of restaurants in Ohio has decreased dramatically, most going out of business because of the government intrusions. Kentucky has actually increased the number of restaurants in their state since May of 07. But they will suffer the same fate if a statewide smoking ban is imposed there. Pennsylvania is also suffering for the same reason, but the state that is hurting the most is Arizona. Voters in AZ passed their smoking ban on the same day that Ohio passed theirs. But SB 1070 also played a huge role in AZ while obviously having NO effect here.
AMC

Nashport, OH

#6 Apr 6, 2011
those republican will overturn the law
Mush Rush

Delaware, OH

#7 Apr 6, 2011
A great law. The people voting in favor of it and it should continue.
Real Patriot

Columbus, OH

#8 Apr 6, 2011
Every time I smell someone smoking I want to go over and puke in their mouth.
a passer-by

Wauseon, OH

#9 Apr 6, 2011
I would like to think the whole thing can be repealed. This sort of stuff should be up to the guy who's name is on the door. Simple as that.

Have the guy put a sign up that designates whether or not he permits smoking IN HIS Establishment. Everyone then knows up front what the house rules are. This will allow the consumer to make up their mind as to whether or not they want to enter.

Not that difficult, ya think?

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LOL will smoke in hell

Hamilton, OH

#10 Apr 6, 2011
Its about time, the owners should have their rights restored
hammer

Bowling Green, OH

#11 Apr 6, 2011
if they don,t enforce the band shut the bussiness down save the tax payers money trying to proscute them.////////////or put them in jail where they belong/////////////
hammer

Bowling Green, OH

#12 Apr 6, 2011
zeno should have been proscuted and sent to prison shout the bussiness down instead of wasteing tax payers money to pay crooked lawyers for his defense//////////////////
lov to smoke

Columbus, OH

#13 Apr 6, 2011
it brought in 1.2 mil in fines and cost 3.2 mil to enforce...yea lets keep doing that!!!
Dr Y

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 6, 2011
Smoking is a very unhealthy addiction that continues only because
there is big money in tobacco. My favorite uncle died of lung cancer
from smoking and was in so much pain that he begged his son
to bring his gun to the hospital so that he could kill himself. I am
allergic to tobacco and suffer for days if exposed. I left a career
in finance because meetings were conducted under a blanket
of smoke. Those who continue to smoke must certainly be our
most stupid citizens who will not seek an end to their addiction.
Our courts should try to protect these people from their own
stupidity.

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Ed in Lancaster

Milford, OH

#16 Apr 6, 2011
It should be up to the owners of the bars to ban smoking not the state and I do not smoke.

Ed
soldat1992

United States

#17 Apr 6, 2011
Another example of government stopping on the peoples rights!! Hopefully this law will be overturned!!!
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#18 Apr 6, 2011
Dr Y wrote:
Smoking is a very unhealthy addiction that continues only because
there is big money in tobacco. My favorite uncle died of lung cancer
from smoking and was in so much pain that he begged his son
to bring his gun to the hospital so that he could kill himself. I am
allergic to tobacco and suffer for days if exposed. I left a career
in finance because meetings were conducted under a blanket
of smoke. Those who continue to smoke must certainly be our
most stupid citizens who will not seek an end to their addiction.
Our courts should try to protect these people from their own
stupidity.
I like your style. If you don't want to be around smokers just don't work or go there but don't try to force your choices on the general public. I don't care to be around some ethnic groups so I don't go where they are either but I wouldn't try to force my decision upon anyone else.
The Man

Nashport, OH

#19 Apr 6, 2011
Why is it when the people vote on and issue and the majority wins there is always a way for the courts to overturn what the people wanted. Why vote. (For the and by the people) doesn't work. Sad for USA

Since: Jul 10

Lewis Center, OH

#20 Apr 6, 2011
The Man wrote:
Why is it when the people vote on and issue and the majority wins there is always a way for the courts to overturn what the people wanted. Why vote.(For the and by the people) doesn't work. Sad for USA
It is because of the tyranny of the majority.
Paratrooper

New Albany, OH

#21 Apr 6, 2011
I don't smoke and am very conscious of my health. I don't LIKE to be around smoke, but I'm not going to die if I am at a bar every once in a while, obviously. I think smoking should be banned INSIDE public establishments though. If you want to be allowed to smoke inside your public establishment you should have to privatize and pay fees for operating a private business that the public can join and smoke in, kinda like a club. Of course, those fees would then be laid on the members through yearly dues or fees the owner/operator of the business would impose on them. I only say this because I don't smoke though. I'm sure smokers feel they should be able to smoke where they want. To me, it comes down to tobacco being extremely unhealthy and dangerous. I understand alcohol CAN also be dangerous, but if someone doesn't drink or smoke, but enjoy going out with friends and being social they shouldn't have to deal with smoke. Sorry smokers, many of you are friends of mine, but step outside with your stinky cancer sticks.

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