Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
View Poll Results: Does tobacco smoke bother you in restaurants?
Yes 22 61.11%
No 14 38.89%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:21 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbus Ohio USA
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via AIM to mitche8359
Does tobacco smoke bother you in restaurants?

Our city has passed a smoking ban in public buildings which includes restaurants. While driving to work the other day, the first day of the ban, a discussion on the radio led to this series of polls.

Does tobacco smoke bother you in restaurants?
__________________

__________________
Tom

55 gal fresh - planted 2wpg ~ Eheim eco filter ~ south american theme
java moss - misc anubia - amazon sword - Red rubin sword - tennellus chain swords
4 ottos, 1 pleco, 3 high fin white tetras, 3 Black Phantom Tetras, 1 high fin black tetra, 1 black tetra, 2 diamond tetras, 3 yoyos


Join the Ohio Regional Forum and share information with local enthusiasts
Vote for Aquarium Advice Today
mitche8359 is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbus Ohio USA
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via AIM to mitche8359
Do you support smoking bans in public places?

Our city has passed a smoking ban in public buildings which includes restaurants. While driving to work the other day, the first day of the ban, a discussion on the radio led to this series of polls.

Do you support smoking bans in public places?
__________________

__________________
Tom

55 gal fresh - planted 2wpg ~ Eheim eco filter ~ south american theme
java moss - misc anubia - amazon sword - Red rubin sword - tennellus chain swords
4 ottos, 1 pleco, 3 high fin white tetras, 3 Black Phantom Tetras, 1 high fin black tetra, 1 black tetra, 2 diamond tetras, 3 yoyos


Join the Ohio Regional Forum and share information with local enthusiasts
Vote for Aquarium Advice Today
mitche8359 is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 06:25 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbus Ohio USA
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via AIM to mitche8359
I support smoking bans in public places to the point that places where children are permitted to go should be smoke free. A smoking ban in bars sort of bothers me, even though I'm not a smoker.
__________________
Tom

55 gal fresh - planted 2wpg ~ Eheim eco filter ~ south american theme
java moss - misc anubia - amazon sword - Red rubin sword - tennellus chain swords
4 ottos, 1 pleco, 3 high fin white tetras, 3 Black Phantom Tetras, 1 high fin black tetra, 1 black tetra, 2 diamond tetras, 3 yoyos


Join the Ohio Regional Forum and share information with local enthusiasts
Vote for Aquarium Advice Today
mitche8359 is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 07:52 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cleveland, Oh. USA
Posts: 2,158
Send a message via AIM to ReefRaff Send a message via MSN to ReefRaff Send a message via Yahoo to ReefRaff
the bar at the bottom of the street is populated by 85 percent cops. most of them smokers. ya we will see cops smoking in the bar, without a doubt.
ReefRaff is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 08:31 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: UK South West
Posts: 275
i think it should be banned in all public places. Full Stop.

I'm hoping were going to ban it soon, one of the major chain pubs has just announced that they are banning smoking in all there pubs. I don't think you should be alowed to smoke around food either.

I cant really see how any body can defend smoking in public places.
__________________
chrism is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 09:34 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbus Ohio USA
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via AIM to mitche8359
The right of being able to smoke should not be lost. In a bar/pub setting, and I don't know much about the UK, normally children aren't permitted to enter. Adults should be able to make up their own mind on whether they want to enter an establishment that allows smoking. Children should have the protection of not having to endure second hand smoke.
__________________
Tom

55 gal fresh - planted 2wpg ~ Eheim eco filter ~ south american theme
java moss - misc anubia - amazon sword - Red rubin sword - tennellus chain swords
4 ottos, 1 pleco, 3 high fin white tetras, 3 Black Phantom Tetras, 1 high fin black tetra, 1 black tetra, 2 diamond tetras, 3 yoyos


Join the Ohio Regional Forum and share information with local enthusiasts
Vote for Aquarium Advice Today
mitche8359 is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 09:42 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitche8359
Adults should be able to make up their own mind on whether they want to enter an establishment that allows smoking. Children should have the protection of not having to endure second hand smoke.

I agree.
The ban for smoking in restaurants happened here years ago. I quit smoking a few months ago but even while smoking, the ban on smoking never bothered me. I didn't smoke around my kids or in the house so I guess I was just accustomed to taking it outside.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 09:52 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 1,728
Send a message via Yahoo to deli_conker
I went out to eat last night and it was weird to see people standing out in the cold in front of the restaurant. I thought maybe they had a wait or something (on a Tuesday night?) then realized what it was. I voted against the ban, not because I smoke, but because I'm not a Smoker Nazi. As long as the smoking area is seperate enough from where I'm sitting, then I have no problem. Most of the places in Columbus did a pretty good job of that. Ideally I don't want to be around it at all, but I'm not going step on somebody else's toes when they're really not stepping on mine. There are plenty of convenient restaurants in the city.

But health care issues of those who had to work around other people's smoke was a driving force in passing the ban.

On a side note, it's interesting to know that townships don't have to adhere to the ban unless the whole state goes non-smoking; i.e. Clinton Township (and maybe Grandview, but I'm not sure on that one). So the whole Lennox area is still smoking...
__________________
deli_conker is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 09:54 AM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
If you want to smoke you should have to do it where people do not congregate. Its been shown second hand smoke is worse than smoking itself. The issue isnt just breathing the stuff it what it does to your hair and clothing after the fact. To a nonsmoker it can wreck havoc on the smell of ones apperal and the end result is wash the clothing as soon as you get home or end up having the entire hamper become funkafied by smoke and if its bad enough the smell ends up spilling into the room.

My wife has started smoking again and every day I make sure she knows my discust with it. She smokes outside. Be it 100 or 1 degree. Its outside to lightup around our house.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline  
Old 02-02-2005, 09:57 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbus Ohio USA
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via AIM to mitche8359
We are right outside of Hilliard which is just deciding on a ban or not. Hence most of the restaurants we visit are still smoking. Can't wait to go to one that doesn't ask if we want smoking/non smoking. To be honest I don't see a lot of people smoking in restaurants which is why I posted the other poll. In the bar areas usually.
__________________

__________________
Tom

55 gal fresh - planted 2wpg ~ Eheim eco filter ~ south american theme
java moss - misc anubia - amazon sword - Red rubin sword - tennellus chain swords
4 ottos, 1 pleco, 3 high fin white tetras, 3 Black Phantom Tetras, 1 high fin black tetra, 1 black tetra, 2 diamond tetras, 3 yoyos


Join the Ohio Regional Forum and share information with local enthusiasts
Vote for Aquarium Advice Today
mitche8359 is offline  
Closed Thread

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smoke signals? mark0716 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 03-14-2005 05:22 PM
Should tobacco be banned? Rocket2001 Aquaria Off-Topic 24 02-23-2005 08:41 PM
Smoking In Restaurants mitche8359 Aquaria Off-Topic 10 02-04-2005 11:27 AM
smoke spitting snail? troutman11111 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 06-27-2003 11:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.