Restaurant Smoking Ban Now in Effect

There are 41 comments on the NBC29 story from Dec 1, 2009, titled Restaurant Smoking Ban Now in Effect. In it, NBC29 reports that:

A smoking ban in restaurants across the commonwealth is now in effect. Governor Kaine kicked off the ban in Charlottesville Tuesday morning.

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Debbie-VA

Warrenton, VA

#22 Dec 9, 2009
I'm a smoker and I have always respected the rights of non-smokers. If I do go to a club I'll just take my smoking outside. I don't smoke in restaurants unless I'm with another smoker. I do however think this new law is going to hurt the private business owners big time. Those of us who smoke are going to have to deal with it and move on.
Tomorrow

Waverly, OH

#23 Dec 9, 2009
Debbie, if you live in Va. it should be investigated to see if the vote was put to the people illegally as it was in Ohio.
Tomorrow

Waverly, OH

#24 Dec 9, 2009
lord

Barnesville, OH

#25 Dec 9, 2009
History Buff wrote:
Now watch the mom & pops close up!
The real hit will be taken by chain restaurants like Chile's where they subsidize crappy food with the profits from the bar where alcoholics sit getting smashed and chain smoking until they drive home drunk. I have good reason to believe they even have a program to cook the books that produces a record that doesn't show the actual amount that customers have consumed, should the ABC or a tort attorney come to inquire. It is certainly a safety issue, better that the alcoholics buy a bottle and stay home while the destroy their lungs and their livers!
just candid

AOL

#26 Dec 9, 2009
One little, two little, three little smokers.'Ain't' a number four little smoker, cus he died with COPD. 0>:~)
PreachingToTheGa rbage

Portsmouth, OH

#27 Dec 9, 2009
just candid wrote:
One little, two little, three little smokers.'Ain't' a number four little smoker, cus he died with COPD. 0>:~)
One FAT, Two Fat, Three Fat Non Smokers, Aint no fourth Fat Non Smoker cause it died of COPD.
WHAT CAUSES COPD IN NONSMOKERS?
LEICESTER, UK—In nonsmokers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appears to be more common in women. In some cases, it may be associated with organ-specific autoimmune disease
Dark Side

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Dec 9, 2009
Now we can breathe smoke free air while we eat!!
TomTom

Rocky Mount, VA

#29 Dec 9, 2009
I did not like going into places where they smoked. I hated leaving after dinner and smelling like a marlboro factory. So, I just didn't go to those places anymore. I have mixed feelings on this, because smoking is not illegal or a controlled substance like alcohol it can be seen as a right taken away from restaurant owners to choose whether or not they are smoke-free. Then what is next? fries, chips, mayo, beer, karaoke? Just concerned when govt interferes too much, ya know? Of course, if a bar owner thinks it will hurt his business, he can put in a separate HVAC system. But, I don't think it will hurt too many of them. People seem to want to drink more than smoke.
rayray

Warrenton, VA

#30 Dec 9, 2009
just candid wrote:
Pity the addicted smoker. Stigma hangs over their heads like the toxic cloud of tobacco smoke one often sees just above their heads..
And i pity you for the cheeseburgers ya having hanging over your head and the globs of fat hanging off your A$$ you people disgust me.
rayray

Warrenton, VA

#31 Dec 9, 2009
just candid wrote:
Pity the addicted smoker. Stigma hangs over their heads like the toxic cloud of tobacco smoke one often sees just above their heads..


And i pity you for the cheeseburgers ya having hanging over your head and the globs of fat hanging off your arse you people disgust me.
rayray

Warrenton, VA

#32 Dec 9, 2009
Dark Side wrote:
Now we can breathe smoke free air while we eat!!
Now what we gonna do about women that wear so much perfume that it makes you gag i dont wanna smell that junk while im eating.
just candid

AOL

#33 Dec 9, 2009
rayray wrote:
just candid wrote:
Pity the addicted smoker. Stigma hangs over their heads like the toxic cloud of tobacco smoke one often sees just above their heads..
And i pity you for the cheeseburgers ya having hanging over your head and the globs of fat hanging off your arse you people disgust me.
No globs of fat hanging off my arse or anyplace else. Twenst working out on one of my two brass pools,(one by pool, other is in family room) cleaning out horses stalls and horseback rideing, my arse & TOPSIDE is in REAL FINE & PRIME shape, thank you. 0>:~)
just candid

AOL

#34 Dec 9, 2009
It "don't" take much to make a heavy smoker breath real hard. I've been told sometimes it takes a lot to get that same type smoker another kind of hard. LMAO!!! Pity that smokers wife, girlfriend or what ever. LOL 0>:~)
just candid

AOL

#35 Dec 9, 2009
rayray wrote:
<quoted text>
Now what we gonna do about women that wear so much perfume that it makes you gag i dont wanna smell that junk while im eating.
Didn't you mom teach you anything? You should stop dating the stinkers. 0>:~)
PreachingToTheGa rbage

Portsmouth, OH

#36 Dec 9, 2009
80% of the people taking Viagra are Non Smokers.
just candid

AOL

#37 Dec 9, 2009
PreachingToTheGarbage wrote:
80% of the people taking Viagra are Non Smokers.
"Lucky" smokers with COPD sometimes have Drs who proscribes Viagra for their lungs. Yes that's right!!! Viagra helps the blood flow, which in turn allows the blood to bring more O2 into the lungs. Now "ain't" that something?:)
PreachingToTheGa rbage

Portsmouth, OH

#38 Dec 9, 2009
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>"Lucky" smokers with COPD sometimes have Drs who proscribes Viagra for their lungs. Yes that's right!!! Viagra helps the blood flow, which in turn allows the blood to bring more O2 into the lungs. Now "ain't" that something?:)
Good deal they sell on the street for $10.00 each.
lord

United States

#39 Dec 9, 2009
just candid wrote:
It "don't" take much to make a heavy smoker breath real hard. I've been told sometimes it takes a lot to get that same type smoker another kind of hard. LMAO!!! Pity that smokers wife, girlfriend or what ever. LOL 0>:~)
I wonder where the statistic that 80% of viagra users are non-smokers comes from, but maybe its because many of the smokers have just given up. Pity their wife, girlfriend or whatever? Who says the ol'lady wants them to get it up? Why do you think they are sitting on that barstool looking depressed?
As for my "fat arse", its a phat arse, pure lean and it powers the pole just fine even into my second half century. Diet and exercise, fun lifestyle activities, and plenty good wind to fill my sails. I would be surprised if any on the fat losers I used to have to walk past while they sat on a stool taxing their lungs and their livers just to get a meal at a convenient eatery along the road I was traveling can figure it out for themselves. Just sharing 'cause I know it ain't easy being to rare bird, glad to here we aren't the ones going extinct. Ride on!
rayray

Warrenton, VA

#40 Dec 10, 2009
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>No globs of fat hanging off my arse or anyplace else. Twenst working out on one of my two brass pools,(one by pool, other is in family room) cleaning out horses stalls and horseback rideing, my arse & TOPSIDE is in REAL FINE & PRIME shape, thank you. 0>:~)
Hmmmmmmmmmm I have never seen a brass pool before. Now ya need to learn how to spell there called brass poles, but seeing that you hang out with stud horses all day they get you excited and you cant spell, and i feel pity for the horse you been riding. and i feel pity for the man that has to try to keep up with you after you been riding upside down all day straddling that horse belly.
PreachingToTheGa rbage

Portsmouth, OH

#41 Dec 10, 2009
lord wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder where the statistic that 80% of viagra users are non-smokers comes from, but maybe its because many of the smokers have just given up. Pity their wife, girlfriend or whatever? Who says the ol'lady wants them to get it up? Why do you think they are sitting on that barstool looking depressed?
As for my "fat arse", its a phat arse, pure lean and it powers the pole just fine even into my second half century. Diet and exercise, fun lifestyle activities, and plenty good wind to fill my sails. I would be surprised if any on the fat losers I used to have to walk past while they sat on a stool taxing their lungs and their livers just to get a meal at a convenient eatery along the road I was traveling can figure it out for themselves. Just sharing 'cause I know it ain't easy being to rare bird, glad to here we aren't the ones going extinct. Ride on!
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>No globs of fat hanging off my arse or anyplace else. Twenst working out on one of my two brass pools,(one by pool, other is in family room) cleaning out horses stalls and horseback rideing, my arse & TOPSIDE is in REAL FINE & PRIME shape, thank you. 0>:~)
Are you guys senile or what, this isnt a seniors dating web site.

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