Smoking

United States
October 24, 2006 7:21pm CST
Has your city banned smoking in public places yet?
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@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 06
In jakarta now, people can't smoke in public area :) there is special room for smoker i think that's good idea from jakarta gubernur
• United States
25 Oct 06
I do smoke and I think it is a great idea. I hope they continue to make it hard so people will not start. thanks for responding.
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@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
haha.. harry is same he's bad smoker :p~
• United States
26 Oct 06
thanks for adding to the discussion...this has been fun.
• United States
25 Oct 06
I live in California-USA where there is no smoking in any public facility-restaurants, bars, bowling alleys....however smoking is allowed on Native American land and they own nearly all the casinos here in california.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
How do you feel about that?
• United States
25 Oct 06
Well, I am a smoker, but it doesn't bother me. I choose to smoke but not everyone does. I used to drink-and that was the only time a wish the law wasn't so strict. When you go to the bar in January it isn't cool to have to stand outside to smoke :) And everyone knows drinkers smoke a lot.....But I since have stopped drinking-and I haven't been to a bar in over 7 months.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
That's cool. Good for you!
@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
26 Oct 06
Singapore has banned smoking areas and encourage people not to smoke
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• United States
26 Oct 06
That's awesome....is it working?
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• Singapore
26 Oct 06
It has a lot and we do have heavy fines for thoese who break the laws . At least the recent scheme has make non smokers to enjoy their lunch in their nearby neighbourhood canteen without any smokers around . But in singapore , this still some small smoking corner for smokers but i think it will minimize the harm to non smokers which i think is a good idea
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• United States
26 Oct 06
I agree..thanks again.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Yes, smoking in public places is banned in most places (towns) around here.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for responding.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
what City are you in?
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• United States
26 Oct 06
I live near Pittsburgh, PA
• United States
26 Oct 06
Not just yet. There are some restaurants that won't allow it. Election time is coming up and one of the things on the ballot is to ban smoking in all public places. There is another, smarter solution on the ballot as well. That one is to allow it in certain adult-only places like bars, taverns, as well as outside eating areas.
• United States
26 Oct 06
thats a good idea, what city are you in?
• United States
26 Oct 06
That is really good...thanks for responding
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I will soon be moving from PA to NY and I know that for the entire state of New York smoking in public places (even bars) is forbidden and carries heavy fines. I like this rule a lot because smoke REALLY bothers me and I usually have to leave the room so I can get a breath of clean air.
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for responding. Good luck with your move.
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks and you're welcome.
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
26 Oct 06
In Texas just about every city in North Texas has banned smoking in public places...
• United States
26 Oct 06
thank you for responding, take care.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
26 Oct 06
It was a few years ago in New York. We like to be the first for a lot of things.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
you guys do set alot of standards.
@padhukr (2267)
• India
26 Oct 06
should and must banned since smoking is very injurious to health
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• United States
26 Oct 06
I agree. thank you for responding
@Priyar (7)
26 Oct 06
Yes, It is banned in South Africa. Most cities have non smoking signs. In the beginning it was bad, smokers were not allowed to smoke in public places. Restaurants also. Now a days, there are designated areas in restaurants and its now the norm it has two sections - smoking and non smoking, choice is yours. Shopping centre are a no no , but you get smokers in the toilets. and in the streets....So its not banned altogether. Wonder were it will lead to from here?
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@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
25 Oct 06
No smoking has not been banned in public places in Pittsburgh.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
thanks for responding
@dragonden (277)
• Canada
25 Oct 06
Yes, I believe Toronto was one of the first places in North America to begin banning smoking in restaurants and bars. Now they are talking about creating laws that people can't smoke in their cars if they have kids.
• United States
25 Oct 06
wow. What the feelings on that?
• United States
25 Oct 06
In Montana they have in Resturaunts but not in bars thank god! I know TN at the waffle house you can still smoke and at the one in houston
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• United States
25 Oct 06
thanks for responding.
@linniec (13)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I live about 2 hours outside of Seattle. So far as I know in my town, we can't smoke within 25 feet of the entrance of a public place. The main street in my town is mainly a strip of bars, so you can imagine the frustration in trying to find a place to smoke while drinking, haha!
• United States
25 Oct 06
lol. The new law they passed here says 10 feet from public building...thanks for responding.
@svalbard (384)
• Norway
25 Oct 06
In Norway smoking has been baned in public places since 2004. Even though I sometimes smoke, I celebrate the non smoking law. It is much more confortable to go out. It is cold to have to go outside to smoke, so when winter comes many people, me included, smoke less. It's a good thing.
• United States
25 Oct 06
It is a wonderful thing.
@akash_ain (387)
• India
25 Oct 06
am from india in our country in some places we cannot smoke openly.but it is rare.but in max areas people don't follows these rules and regulations.......
• United States
25 Oct 06
Does that bother you?
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• India
25 Oct 06
to some extend its really bother to me.when i see people suffering 4rm cancer.but still they smoke.they give excuses that smokin helps them to get relief rom tension....
@Funloving (879)
• India
25 Oct 06
here it is not allowed in public places
• United States
25 Oct 06
thank you for responding
• United States
25 Oct 06
thank you for responding
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
25 Oct 06
No yet, but other nearby cities have, so it might be coming. It doesn't bother me one bit.
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for responding.
• United States
26 Oct 06
what City are you in?
@achilles7 (1277)
• India
26 Oct 06
yes
• United States
26 Oct 06
thanks for responding
@cyrusvj (367)
26 Oct 06
country has banned smoking in public but of no use
• United States
26 Oct 06
That's terrible...thanks for responding