London to warn Bingo Zone of smoking ...

London to warn Bingo Zone of smoking ban enforcement

There are 74 comments on the TheTimesTribune.com story from Sep 2, 2009, titled London to warn Bingo Zone of smoking ban enforcement. In it, TheTimesTribune.com reports that:

By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer The City of London will enforce the smoking ban at Bingo Zone even if it claims to be a private facility, said Mayor Troy Rudder.

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#1 Sep 2, 2009
Aint this some crap. a Fire Department who is trying to stay afloat. Is being threatend even if they become a private club. this means that The American Legion, and other Veterans who belong to private clubs cannot smoke in their facility.
This is just plain BULL!

Since: Aug 09

London, KY

#2 Sep 2, 2009
London is going to lose a LOT of revenue with the smoking ban. I saw this same thing happen in Asheville North Carolina. They had to revamp their ban within 3 months. I understand that non-smokers do not want to be subjected to smoke, but if correct air ventilation is provided I really don't see a HUGE problem.

The way I see it, is that two people can go to a resturant and spend 4 hours. One has smoked a pack of cigarettes, and the other has drank several mixed drinks. Who had you rather meet coming down the road? I am not anti-drinking, nor anti-smoking, but you have to look at the situation in a logical manner.
no smoking

Leechburg, PA

#3 Sep 2, 2009
The city is going to enforce no smoking at BINGO ZONE!!!!!People will go to CORBIN where they can smoke me I play at bingo zone but will no longer go there if I can't smoke !!!! This put BINGO ZONE out of buisness !!Bingo halls will be packed out in CORBIN!!!BETTER GO EARLY OR YOU WILL NOT GET A SEAT!!!!!
STUPID

Macon, GA

#4 Sep 2, 2009
I DO NOT, notice I said NOT, smoke but this so called "smoking ban" is COMPLETLEY RIDICULOUS!!!!
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#5 Sep 2, 2009
I must agree. this smoking ban has screwed every one who lives in the county. If the laurel county fire department cannot raise funds to pay thier bills everyone will suffer.
Thank you Sharon Benge!

“NANEENANEEBOOBOO”

Since: Jul 09

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#6 Sep 2, 2009
no smoking wrote:
The city is going to enforce no smoking at BINGO ZONE!!!!!People will go to CORBIN where they can smoke me I play at bingo zone but will no longer go there if I can't smoke !!!! This put BINGO ZONE out of buisness !!Bingo halls will be packed out in CORBIN!!!BETTER GO EARLY OR YOU WILL NOT GET A SEAT!!!!!
You people stay away from corbin....I have enough trouble trying to win this ridiculous game....last thing I need is more competition and having to sit ass cheek to ass cheek with people I dont even know.....lmao....jokin....
gator

Somerset, KY

#7 Sep 2, 2009
We have always loved to play Bingo but after only a few trips had to quit going because of all the smoke. Maybe now we can all go enjoy some bingo without needing an oxygen tank after we leave. Good job London City, enforce the ban please.
thinks different

London, KY

#8 Sep 2, 2009
STUPID wrote:
I DO NOT, notice I said NOT, smoke but this so called "smoking ban" is COMPLETLEY RIDICULOUS!!!!
Yes you do.
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United States

#9 Sep 2, 2009
The Smoking Ban is Stupid! It is Political and thanks to Sharon Benge, Laurel County could loose their Fire Department.
wakeup

London, KY

#10 Sep 2, 2009
STUPID wrote:
I DO NOT, notice I said NOT, smoke but this so called "smoking ban" is COMPLETLEY RIDICULOUS!!!!
i totally agree with you ,this is crazy i never throught i would see the day. i don't smoke, but was raised on the tobacco farm, it help raise our family and also made our lives more comfotable with what my dad recieved from it. i think it awful that our county is going the same as the whole country, what will be the next right that will be taken, we all had better wake up and see whats happen to us, or our children will never know what our true america is or was all about
Non-Smoker

Pikeville, KY

#11 Sep 2, 2009
Keep up the good work City Council! Who wants to get cancer because of second hand smoke. Non-smokers should have to breath unclean air if they don't want too. My Dad died of lung cancer because of smoking. He smoked and them killing him. That was not a pretty sight. I begged him to quit smoking. I am glad I don't smoke.
trish

Winchester, KY

#12 Sep 2, 2009
sharon benge an the city council of london ky do not smoke cigs.they smoke crack..an joints lace with crackcaine..then pass judgement on all the poor white trash that dont vote.amen
fireman

Leechburg, PA

#13 Sep 2, 2009
Lets see wrote:
The Smoking Ban is Stupid! It is Political and thanks to Sharon Benge, Laurel County could loose their Fire Department.
next time there's a fire,call the city council.we won't be responding!!we have out dated equipment thats dangerous to use.several is resigning shortly.
Justathought

Paris, KY

#14 Sep 2, 2009
Non-Smoker wrote:
Keep up the good work City Council! Who wants to get cancer because of second hand smoke. Non-smokers should have to breath unclean air if they don't want too. My Dad died of lung cancer because of smoking. He smoked and them killing him. That was not a pretty sight. I begged him to quit smoking. I am glad I don't smoke.
I have never EVER even tried a cigarette because I watched my mammaw get lung cancer from cigs. Th ancer ended up spreading thru out her body and to her brain. So yes, I have very strong feelings as yourself about others being "forced" to smell and take in second hand smoke. My babies are soon to be 9months old and they haven't been in my moms house, because she smokes inside the home. She has lung issues also.

It was not a pretty sight at all to watch you granny pass away. No one will ever know how much she meant to me. I'm so afraid that I will be watching my mom do the same thing.

Since: Nov 08

London

#15 Sep 3, 2009
I thought the ban was for the city of London only, not all of Laurel County?
Citizen

London, KY

#16 Sep 3, 2009
The Laurel Co. Fire Dept. is within the city limits of London.
mamaw

London, KY

#17 Sep 3, 2009
Well you'll be the only one there so you're sure to win.
gator wrote:
We have always loved to play Bingo but after only a few trips had to quit going because of all the smoke. Maybe now we can all go enjoy some bingo without needing an oxygen tank after we leave. Good job London City, enforce the ban please.
blublood

Hazard, KY

#18 Sep 4, 2009
I would like to know the exact area this dept covers... With the annexation of the city and the community fire depts such as Bush, Lily, EB, etc..., where do they go? Plus HB is so full of poo, I don't know if I would believe a thing he had to say anyway.
country fried

Somerset, KY

#19 Sep 4, 2009
Justathought wrote:
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I have never EVER even tried a cigarette because I watched my mammaw get lung cancer from cigs. Th ancer ended up spreading thru out her body and to her brain. So yes, I have very strong feelings as yourself about others being "forced" to smell and take in second hand smoke. My babies are soon to be 9months old and they haven't been in my moms house, because she smokes inside the home. She has lung issues also.
It was not a pretty sight at all to watch you granny pass away. No one will ever know how much she meant to me. I'm so afraid that I will be watching my mom do the same thing.
"country fried" You should be ashamned. You could taked your babies to see your babies to see your mother and I would bet she would not smoke around them. I have never heard of anyone catching cancer from smelling smoke from a place where someone had smoked before, I beleive it is second hand smoke not the oder it has left in a room. Afterall your mother gave birth to you and raised you and to deny her from visiting with her grandchildren in her own home, the one that you may have been raised in is wrong. I don't believe you can catch anything from an odor and i feel sorry for your babies if you try to keep them away from bad smells. It sounds as though you may just have an issue with your mother.
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United States

#20 Sep 4, 2009
If second hand smoke is so deadly then every one born in the 1950's should have died off by now.

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