Boone Council To Consider Smoking Ban...

Boone Council To Consider Smoking Bans, Annexations Thursday

There are 7 comments on the High Country Press story from Dec 16, 2009, titled Boone Council To Consider Smoking Bans, Annexations Thursday. In it, High Country Press reports that:

New smoking restrictions and the satellite annexation of several properties are among the items on the agenda for the monthly Boone Town Council meeting this Thursday, December 17.

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United States

#1 Dec 17, 2009
I would suggest electronic cigarettes like at instead of smoking bans. Currently no laws exist to prevent smoking electronic cigarettes wherever you want such as at work if your boss permits or in the home if your spouse permits. Since it does not leave a smell or cause staining like regular cigarettes do, it is ideal for smoking inside.
Thomas Laprade

Thunder Bay, Canada

#2 Dec 17, 2009
There is no need of smoking bans in this country.
The owners can put a sign in their doors:

'This is a non-smoking venue'

'This is a smoking venue'
This solution gives the owners and the public choices.
Isn't this what America is all about??

Janesville, WI

#3 Dec 22, 2009
Smoking bans are prohibition! It is not about health as witnessed when anti-smoking money dries up. With all of the negativity regarding nicotine brought about by the pharmaceutical companies, and the war against the tobacco companies and the e-cig directly benefitting the big pharmas who market their own brand of nicotine, and the knowledge about the benefits of nicotine, why would the big pharmas influence legislation against freedom? MONEY! The variety of conditions being studied reflects the excitement felt in the scientific community for the potential of nicotine: anxiety, depression, Alzheimer's, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Parkinson's disease, diabetes and schizophrenia. It's time the government stops legislating against the public instead of for special interest!

Janesville, WI

#4 Dec 22, 2009
You clearly don't realize what you're giving away! If we are willing to take away the rights of property owners simply because we personally don't like smoking, we don't deserve any liberty that allows us to vote. This is a very dangerous road taken against smoking with false science as the basis, just like global warming's false science to justify extremely high taxes! Tobacco Control organizations like the American Cancer Society, ASH, Tobacco Free Kids, etc., have become nothing but Perception Management firms. They are PAID to CREATE "truth". Created truth is controllable. I can't fathom that the citizens of this once great nation can so easily fall into this nonsense of the deadliness of second hand smoke, nor the nonsense of taxing the heck out of them will save the people. Same thing with the global warming debacle that taxing us to high heaven will stop something that doesn't exist and 'save the planet'! The people must stop these atrocities brought about by special interest before we no longer recognize this nation!

“secondhand smoke is a joke”

Since: Jun 09

tobaccoville kentucky

#5 Dec 23, 2009
Since 1981 there have been 148 reported studies on ETS, involving spouses, children and workplace exposure. 124 of these studies showed no significant causal relationship between second hand smoke and lung cancer. Of the 24 which showed some risk, only two had a Relative Risk Factor over 3.0 and none higher. What does this mean. To put it in perspective, Robert Temple, director of drug evaluation at the Food and Drug Administration said "My basic rule is if the relative risk isn't at least 3 or 4, forget it." The National Cancer Institute states "Relative risks of less than 2 are considered small and are usually difficult to interpret. Such increases may be due to mere chance, statistical bias, or the effect of confounding factors that are sometimes not evident." Dr. Kabat, IAQC epidemiologist states "An association is generally considered weak if the relative risk is under 3.0 and particularly when it is under 2.0, as is the case in the relationship of ETS and lung cancer. Therefore, you can see any concern of second hand smoke causing lung cancer is highly questionable." Note that the Relative Risk (RR) of lung cancer for persons drinking whole milk is 2.14 and all cancers from chlorinated water ranked at 1.25. These are higher risks than the average ETS risk. If we believe second hand smoke to be a danger for lung cancer then we should also never drink milk or chlorinated water.

Asheville, NC

#6 Dec 23, 2009
We need a bypass around Boone so the good people of Boone doesn't have to be bothered by smokers. All smokers could just bypass Boone and go to other places to spend their money and pay taxes.

Sugar Grove, NC

#7 Dec 29, 2009
If you ban this I promise you your government will make profit off it to fund wars and more propaganda.
You are digging a hole for yourselves, and if you don't believe these words, then try the Bible's.

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