Dexter debates going smoke free

Dexter debates going smoke free

There are 75 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Apr 18, 2013, titled Dexter debates going smoke free. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

Should smoking be allowed in public places? Lay says he's allowed smoking since opening almost five years ago.

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Diamond

United States

#1 Apr 18, 2013
I hope Dexter goes smoke free. I don't smoke and, due to allergies, don't enjoy breathing someone else's smoke.
Wellll

Bernie, MO

#2 Apr 18, 2013
I don't like breathing the chemicals the spray planes put in the air when they go over my house. So, let's ban those, too!!!!!
Diamond

United States

#3 Apr 18, 2013
Good idea.
really

Dexter, MO

#5 Apr 18, 2013
It is my right to smoke!!! I dont like ppl telling me what i can and cant do!!!
Hello

Dexter, MO

#6 Apr 19, 2013
Diamond wrote:
I hope Dexter goes smoke free. I don't smoke and, due to allergies, don't enjoy breathing someone else's smoke.
Then do not go to the places that allow for smoking!

Businesses do not need to be told by the government that they cannot allow for smoking, if that business does not want smoking, then they can be smoke free.

This is just another tactic of letting the government control who we are as citizens.

Do not fall into this shit!
Hello

Dexter, MO

#7 Apr 19, 2013
Let Businesses make their own choices who they cater to!
meee

Sikeston, MO

#8 Apr 19, 2013
we do not have enough money turning in Dexter as it is, stop smoking and there will be even less......
hii

Kennett, MO

#9 Apr 23, 2013
im a smoker and I would go for it might help me quit
Put it on the ballot

Maryland Heights, MO

#10 Apr 23, 2013
Why not put it on the ballot and let the people decide?
guest

Fredericktown, MO

#11 Apr 24, 2013
really wrote:
It is my right to smoke!!! I dont like ppl telling me what i can and cant do!!!
And it is NOT YOUR RIGHT, to stink out everyone else. I you choose to smoke, lose years off your life, age yourself and just darn right stink like hell, keep it in your own house!!!
Smoke Free Forever

Duluth, GA

#12 Apr 24, 2013
really wrote:
It is my right to smoke!!! I dont like ppl telling me what i can and cant do!!!
We aren't telling you what you can and can't do we are just going to tell you WHERE you can and can't smoke. HOW DARE you still think you can just go around and harm anyone you want with your filthy harmful smoking habut? Who the heck do you smoking Neanderthals think you are? This isn't the 1970's anymore! Second hand smoke is harmful and no employee or patron should be exposed to it. And your F'n smoking habit isn't going to be my deciding factor on WHERE the heck I work. It's your smoking habit KEEP it outside. If you can't go outside and smoke then it's long overdue you smokers can stay the hell home and believe me you won't be missed one bit!!!
Hello

Dexter, MO

#13 Apr 24, 2013
Smoke Free Forever wrote:
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We aren't telling you what you can and can't do we are just going to tell you WHERE you can and can't smoke. HOW DARE you still think you can just go around and harm anyone you want with your filthy harmful smoking habut? Who the heck do you smoking Neanderthals think you are? This isn't the 1970's anymore! Second hand smoke is harmful and no employee or patron should be exposed to it. And your F'n smoking habit isn't going to be my deciding factor on WHERE the heck I work. It's your smoking habit KEEP it outside. If you can't go outside and smoke then it's long overdue you smokers can stay the hell home and believe me you won't be missed one bit!!!
Yes, the laws that "Some" people want are telling people where they can and cannot smoke. Your non-smoking issue with those that smoke is an issue you need to learn to live with.

I am not even a smoker and i know this is something that businesses should decide on their own whether they wish to have smoking or to have a smoke free environment, not some whining ass person that probably won't visit that business once a month or ever.

Let the Businesses cater to their customers, not the voters!

Also, if you non smokers think about all the tax revenue some of these businesses produce for the city, it will all fall back on you, the voters if you force a non smoking ban!
Smoke Free Forever

Duluth, GA

#14 Apr 25, 2013
Hello wrote:
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Yes, the laws that "Some" people want are telling people where they can and cannot smoke. Your non-smoking issue with those that smoke is an issue you need to learn to live with.
I am not even a smoker and i know this is something that businesses should decide on their own whether they wish to have smoking or to have a smoke free environment, not some whining ass person that probably won't visit that business once a month or ever.
Let the Businesses cater to their customers, not the voters!
Also, if you non smokers think about all the tax revenue some of these businesses produce for the city, it will all fall back on you, the voters if you force a non smoking ban!
Obviously you are a smoker otherwise your last sentence wouldn't have started out by saying "if you non smokers think"... or you are a misguided business owner brainwashed by the Liquor Lobbyists and/or the Restaurant Association who are also sooooo in bed with big tobacco.

I live in a state where we fought to get smoking banned in ALL restaurants and bars, even the private clubs and Vets clubs.
Guess what? It works great and business is booming. People just like you whined kicked and screamed, but guess what? People that stopped coming out because of the second hand smoke started coming back and the smokers learned that their smoking was no longer accepted and they just stepped outside smoked and stepped back in. It's really not that hard and everyone gets along again. The business owners wish they went smoke free years ago. They are basically pissed at the Restaurant Association and Liquor Lobbyists for scaring them into believing it would be bad for business.
Even the wait staff loves it as tips are bigger and better and they don't have to bury their clothes anymore when they get home. Call out sickness is less, staff is healthier.

Our state went 100% smoke free over 7 years ago and we'd never go back. I can't believe MO is still living in the 1970's.
Shame on them, no workplace in 2013 should allow smoking. Second hand smoke is a proven health hazard and you business owners will be held accountable. Can you spell future lawsuits? You knew the hazards and did nothing. Shame on the business owners and shame on MO.
Mike Wilkinson rip 1997

Smyrna, GA

#15 Apr 25, 2013
Dude Dexter should get a "smokeless cigarette" get a Vaporizer, legalize it already, what are we living in the dark ages in this country when 1/3 has access to medicinals while the rest of us are left to be hooked on pharmaceuticals, that is not right. Smoke and combustion = cancer. Vapor = Life Worth Living
Hello

Dexter, MO

#16 Apr 25, 2013
Smoke Free Forever wrote:
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Obviously you are a smoker otherwise your last sentence wouldn't have started out by saying "if you non smokers think"... or you are a misguided business owner brainwashed by the Liquor Lobbyists and/or the Restaurant Association who are also sooooo in bed with big tobacco.
I live in a state where we fought to get smoking banned in ALL restaurants and bars, even the private clubs and Vets clubs.
Guess what? It works great and business is booming. People just like you whined kicked and screamed, but guess what? People that stopped coming out because of the second hand smoke started coming back and the smokers learned that their smoking was no longer accepted and they just stepped outside smoked and stepped back in. It's really not that hard and everyone gets along again. The business owners wish they went smoke free years ago. They are basically pissed at the Restaurant Association and Liquor Lobbyists for scaring them into believing it would be bad for business.
Even the wait staff loves it as tips are bigger and better and they don't have to bury their clothes anymore when they get home. Call out sickness is less, staff is healthier.
Our state went 100% smoke free over 7 years ago and we'd never go back. I can't believe MO is still living in the 1970's.
Shame on them, no workplace in 2013 should allow smoking. Second hand smoke is a proven health hazard and you business owners will be held accountable. Can you spell future lawsuits? You knew the hazards and did nothing. Shame on the business owners and shame on MO.
You are such an idiot!

The Government or Voters should not be able to tell Privately owned businesses how they tend to their customer base. Let the Business Owner make that decision, it's their money!

If people like you would worry more about how the Government is interfering with our personal lives more than you worry about smoking, then we probably would not have the sorry ass president that we have in office now!

It's not about being brain washed by anyone you friggin retard, it's about allowing for the "Tax Paying" Businesses to operate their business how they see fit and to cater to the customers they want in their business, not free-loading ass jockeys, like yourself!

Grow up, get a life and find something new to whine about!

Since: Apr 13

Quezon City, Philippines

#17 Apr 25, 2013
really wrote:
It is my right to smoke!!! I dont like ppl telling me what i can and cant do!!!
I know about your right but consider others rights too.
Smoke Free Forever

Duluth, GA

#18 Apr 26, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
You are such an idiot!
The Government or Voters should not be able to tell Privately owned businesses how they tend to their customer base. Let the Business Owner make that decision, it's their money!
If people like you would worry more about how the Government is interfering with our personal lives more than you worry about smoking, then we probably would not have the sorry ass president that we have in office now!
It's not about being brain washed by anyone you friggin retard, it's about allowing for the "Tax Paying" Businesses to operate their business how they see fit and to cater to the customers they want in their business, not free-loading ass jockeys, like yourself!
Grow up, get a life and find something new to whine about!
Sorry A-hole but I'm a die hard Republican just like you. I believe the government DOES have the responsibility to protect patrons and employees from most of the idiot business owners that think they know how to run a business and feel they know everything. It's those idiots (like you) that we need to be protected from.

Are you suggesting we get rid of the hundreds of codes, laws and ordinances that already exist for your business to keep your doors open to the public? Let the business owners decide everything? Fire Codes? Who needs them let the business owner decide how many patrons to let in? Health Codes? Let the business owner decide.
The business owner is there to make a buck, he will and can cut corners if he has no rules. Are you for F'n real PAL???

Your ignorant attitude and stupidity is exactly why we need the government to step in and watch you ass-holes and protect the patrons and employees especially from second hand smoke.

Second Hand Smoke is a proven health hazard and has NO PLACE in any business. Every employee has a right to a safe and clean environment to work in.
Yepp

Malden, MO

#19 Apr 26, 2013
I say every business should be smoke free. It's public and I shouldn't have to smell smoke. If YOU want to smoke, smoke in your car or at home!
Government hypocrites

United States

#20 Apr 27, 2013
I smoke. But I have absolutely no problem with this idea so long as the government outlaws tobacco products all together. If they allow places to sell them then they shouldn't be allowed to say where you can and cannot smoke them.
If they had been outlawed when i was young then I wouldnt be smoking now, period. And oh for the love of God don't say "well then just quit!"....only a non smoker would say that. Why not tell a drug addict to just quit. Same difference.
The government gets millions of dollars in tax revenues from the tobacco industry. Politicians are paid to make sure they are not outlawed. The government allows its citizens to be harmed for profit.....now its time for someone tto say free will or your choice.....that's when i say, what about seatbelts? They made a law saying it's mandatory to wear seat belts...why? That's a choice a person over the age of 18 should be able to make for themselves. But the government made the law because it doesn't effect there pockets. But tobacco does. That's why its still legal.
So, I'm all for banning tobacco everywhere, but I won't abide any law so long as the government allows people to purchase the product they are trying to ban from businesses. That is completely hypocritical nonsense!
Sure

Malden, MO

#21 Apr 27, 2013
Government hypocrites wrote:
I smoke. But I have absolutely no problem with this idea so long as the government outlaws tobacco products all together. If they allow places to sell them then they shouldn't be allowed to say where you can and cannot smoke them.
If they had been outlawed when i was young then I wouldnt be smoking now, period. And oh for the love of God don't say "well then just quit!"....only a non smoker would say that. Why not tell a drug addict to just quit. Same difference.
The government gets millions of dollars in tax revenues from the tobacco industry. Politicians are paid to make sure they are not outlawed. The government allows its citizens to be harmed for profit.....now its time for someone tto say free will or your choice.....that's when i say, what about seatbelts? They made a law saying it's mandatory to wear seat belts...why? That's a choice a person over the age of 18 should be able to make for themselves. But the government made the law because it doesn't effect there pockets. But tobacco does. That's why its still legal.
So, I'm all for banning tobacco everywhere, but I won't abide any law so long as the government allows people to purchase the product they are trying to ban from businesses. That is completely hypocritical nonsense!
I told my boyfriend to quit and he did. My aunt and two friends quit cold turkey. It's pretty easy to do. You just have to want to quit and put your mind to it and it can be done.

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