Stop the smoke

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I am a concerned citizen and member of the community who would like to see the city become smoke-free in all establishments.

I have a personal connection to this. I lost 25 percent of my lung capacity from secondhand smoke exposure working in bars and restaurants while I was in college. Many college students work in these establishments because the hours are flexible enough to work around their busy school schedules.

Others in the community would love to have the chance to visit some of the great bars we have in our town but just can’t because of health concerns, or just the fact that they don’t want to deal with all the smoke.

I urge the city leaders to make our city’s bars smoke-free to give everyone a chance at having a more healthy environment to work in and enjoy as a patron. One never goes wrong working to protect the health and safety of all the citizens of their community.

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Gage Creed
Gage Creed 06/23/13 - 03:09 pm
After reading this LTE, I'm

After reading this LTE, I'm certain I've lost 25% of my cognitive function as I have been exposed to second hand whining....

Dixieman 06/25/13 - 10:16 am
Whine whine whine

You made your choices now man up and accept the consequences. The world does NOT owe you an annoyance-free life. Found your own bar/restaurant with your own smoking policies and quit trying to impose your wimpy values on the rest of us.

corgimom 06/25/13 - 08:12 pm
There IS a legal reason,

There IS a legal reason, Dichotomy, and that is that an employer is not allowed to expose workers to carcinogens without appropriate protection.

An employer is obligated to provide a safe place for workers and to provide them with a well-ventilated workplace.

Your attitude of "stop whining" is inappropriate.

Because if it's ok to expose a worker to cigarette smoke, then it's ok to expose them to all other fumes and carcinogens.

Hey, wait, I think there are laws that says that's illegal. How about that.

Dichotomy, how comfortable would you be with your family being exposed to carcinogens as part of their employment? You wouldn't be too happy about it, would you?

dstewartsr 06/25/13 - 10:44 pm
I lost 25% of my

short term memory reading that drivel. And if you let me use the same questionable methods the advocacy researchers used on secondhand smoke, I can prove it "scientifically."

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