Smoking ban?

United States
December 28, 2006 12:29pm CST
I have noticed other discussions on myLot regarding smoking bans around the United States and I was trying to find out exactly how far these bans reach. I"m in Ohio and our election this year included a smoking ban which (unfortunately) passed. I don't smoke, but I think these bans are a little too restrictive. Now, smoking is not allowed in ANY public building, company vehicles, or even within 50 feet of the buildings, punishable by a hefty fine. What do you think of these smoking bans? Do you think they are on track? Or are they too restrictive? Not restrictive enough? Also, is there a smoking ban where you live? Let me know, because I'm interested to see where else this is happening. Is it in countries other than the United States? Thanks.
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• United States
29 Dec 06
I am not a smoker, and am allergic to the smoke. So for me, I am very happy about all the new laws. If someone wants to smoke, that by all means is their business. But, not when it interferes with the air I breath. Smokers should smoke in thier cars and homes, not public places. I'm in the sw of the USA, and they have started banning it all here. I am very happy about it.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 06
I live in the United Kingdom and smoking is banned on all public transport, in restaurants there are still separate sections for smokers and non-smokers, some restaurants are non smoking completely. However in Scotland smoking is NOT permitted in any pub or restaurant and next year this ban will include England too, which is a great news as I am a non-smoker myself. Most workplaces in both England and Scotland are smoke-free and designated rooms for smokers are few and most companies make their staff go outside for a smoke.
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• United States
29 Dec 06
Much of what you mentioned was all standard procedure here in ohio before the smoking ban began. I actually can't think of a single business in this area that allowed employees or customers to smoke in their facilities. If there was ever an industry synonymous with indoor smoking it would be the newspaper, and as I work at the local paper, I can say that this image has been transformed drastically. I can understand why everyone thinks smoking bans are great, but I don't really remember ever being bothered by someone smoking around me. To go from that to having to report people for smoking at the risk of them getting fined is kind of stupid. Of course, I'm opposed to many of the underhanded ways that the government makes money.
@marmo1020 (467)
• United States
28 Dec 06
There is a smoking ban here in NY. As a non smoker I love this law. I find it hard to eat when there is someone smoking around me, and many people find it hard to breath. So I think it is a good law. I'm so used to it that I forget other states still allow smoking in their buildings.
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• Philippines
28 Dec 06
I really do hope those smoking bans will be implemented thorughly on our country but unfortunately not. If only this country has its own good side of law that really does have to be implemented in a manner which every one should abide.
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