ANSWERS: 52
  • Definately
  • Not at bars
  • Yes- an ex-smoker
  • No. To each his own.
  • I think it should be banned everywhere or cigarettes should be priced so high that only the very wealthy could afford them and they can pay for their own smoke related sicknesses.
  • No. I agree that it should be banned in situations like offices. I am an ex smoker. but smoking is a civil liberty. second hand smoke kills less than jaywalking, yet no one wants to ban cars? your more likely to get killed as the passsenger of a car, yet cars can advertise on TV radio. no one is trying to ban driving are they?
  • I'd say the non smokers answers would be yes. However, I am a smoker and I say yes also.I can not understand why they have a smoking and non smoking area.... The smoke fills the whole place... On the other hand businesses would lose alot of money, smoker's want to smoke!!
  • Yes. If someone HAS to smoke, they can do it so nobody else has to breathe it.
  • yes becasue smoking kills everyone!!!
  • YES! People, especially children should not have to inhale second-hand Cigarette Smoke. I try to protect my children in all aspects the best I can, I have no control of public places and don’t want them exposed. Also I hate when my clothes smell like an ashtray.
  • I'm a smoker and agree that smoking should be banned from public places with the excepetion of properly enclosed ventilated areas and special places where it's all smoking enter at own risk.
  • Yes I fully agree. Not only does it affect the smoker, but the people around him/her as well.
  • As a non-smoker and a former smoker, I feel they have the right to smoke outside but not inside. This is in fact law in many US States. I live in Flori-duh and they banned it inside the work place. http://lungaction.org/lungflorida/alert-description.tcl?alert_id=3310013
  • Smoking is legal, we pay a very high tax on it without that tax everyone would be paying alot more or services would suffer. With this ban, pubs and clubs will close and people will be out of work not just in the pubs, but in the industry as a whole. While I agree there should be no smoking rooms if people prefer to use them, I think that the ban itself is over the top. I also note with interest that its not going to be banned in the bars in the house of commons, Hmmmmm...
  • I believe that if you are going to tax cigarettes up the butt, you need to give people somewhere to smoke them. If you don't give people anywhere to smoke, then lower the taxes!
  • I am a smoker and stopped smoking inside several years ago..even at home. I don't think people should smoke inside where there non smokers. But for a blanket ban on public places...no. I think if someone wants to open an establishment where smoking is allowed they should be able to do so. Non smokers would not have to patronize these businesses.
  • I, also, like a good cigarette. Even though I live alone, I always go smoke outside. Banned in public places.....yes, I agree with that..it is just good courtesy to others and there are major issues about second-hand smoke.
  • No, let the market decide if they want a business allowing smoking or not. Outdoors on property is just stupid, ban smoking outdoors? are they crazy? I don't even smoke cigarettes anymore.
  • YES. I do believe people have the right to smoke, but not to endanger others. I have serious lung disease. (Sarcoidosis, Lupus and severe Asthma.) I have never smoked, but second-hand smoke is a dangerous irritant to me. I don't think I should be made to suffer in a public place, or have to avoid such places due to smoke. A smoker can choose not to smoke for a time, but it would be difficult for me to choose not to breathe.
  • Smoking should be banned everywhere. I've noticed that smoking is really a curse for us. Most of the people like to smoke as they know it's injurious for their health. For govt it's a part of their income (duty on smoking products)
  • Governments should be banned.
  • ALL public places, no. People are going to smoke and they should have somewhere to do it. Public ENCLOSED places like buildings- yes. Outside, no.
  • No. But I do think smoking should be banned while driving. I hate it when people smoke in cars because then everyone in that car is forced to breath it in.
  • I think putting poison in people's lungs should be banned completely. What idiots who smoke! Don't they know that it will kill them?
  • Yes I do. Smoking should be banned by it self for that matter.
  • Yes, but my viewpoint is that way because I have severe lung disease, and on the rare occasions that I can go out, I don't want to be made sick by second-hand smoke. I do agree that individuals should have the right to smoke, but I think that right should end at the point/place where it adversely affects me. (or another person.)
  • No. Most smokers are pretty cognizant of their surroundings. I don't smoke around non-smokers. The police don't have to tell me not to.
  • Where I'm at, smoking has already been banned from all public places or anywhere near 100 yards of a public place.
  • It IS in Appleton where I live. Bars and everywhere. It's been re-voted on THREE times. Each time it was voted to keep it banned. It's been voted on to keep it banned but allow bars and other places that serve liquor to allow smoking, but it STILL was voted to keep it banned there. I'm happy about it yes. I can sit in a restuarant on the NON smoking side, and not have to worry about smoke lingering to my side anymore since the whole place is NON smoking. I can come home not smelling of smoke and having to wash all my clothes because the smell does make me nautious. Smoking is allowed outside, so if people really need a smoke they can exit the building for a few minutes.
  • i do in places like hospitals and eaty places but if it just a bar no no dont take freedom of choice away
  • Yes. Some like me are allergic to smoke.
  • It is in Florida, except in certain places which have pulled permits for that purpose. Mostly bars and billiard halls.
  • YES please! It makes everything smell bad and makes the inside of the building look much older than its time.
  • Yes I do and it should be the law in every state.
  • Yes ... Smoker ..
  • Back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, smoking was fashionable and very popular. it still is today, but to much lesser degree. the smokers use to out number the non-smokers. the trend has changed. Back then, we did not know that second-hand smoke was bad for ourselves as well as our children. we were never advised of this situation, by our health officials. Generally, when the parents smoke, the children smoke and vice versa. I really realized the bad effects of smoking, when my granddaughter developed asthma, while living in our home. the red light came on and we eliminated smoking inside our home. My wife and i are smokers. i also did not realize that smoking in an airplane was as dangerous as it is. the smoke has no where to go. it just stagnates inside the airplane at 35,000 feet. Yes, smoking should be banned from public places. i disagree with some, simply because i believe it takes away one more right, as a citizen. but, after seeing the after effects of smoke on my granddaughter, i agree that people should be smoke-free, if that is their wish. I do not want this smoking ban to interfere with my personal home or car life. this is carrying the ban too far. i should be able to smoke in my automobile or in my home, if i wish.
  • Considering the fact that it's a DEADLY habit, it should be banned... PERIOD! But we all know that the tax revenue is more important than saving people's lives...
  • Yes - But what I don't understand is that when I was a kid my parents both smoked and every restaurant had smoking sections 3 inches away from the non smoking sections - has that EVER mad ANY sense to anyone?
  • Your point is well defended! As far as the FDA study on caffeine, EVERYTHING is safe in moderation. I could do a study that says arsenic is safe in moderation. But I don't know anybody that drinks caffeine in moderation. Smoking is safe in moderation; the body can handle a certain amount of toxins. My problem is your intro to part 2: you want regulation of caffeine? Are you serious?! How about people taking responsibility for their own actions? It's my fault if I die from smoking. It's YOUR fault if you walk into a known smoking area and die from the second hand smoke... should've stayed away from the area. Besides, I think the jury is still out on 2nd hand smoke...
  • Yes. Mainly because it's impossible for someone that doesn't smoke to get away from it in a building with smokers. And not only is it hard for a non-smoker to breathe in a smokey environment, but some people are allergic to it or have asthma and smoke can be deadly to them. No one should be subjected to cigarette, pipe, or cigar smoke if they don't want to be.
  • Smoking cigerettes should be banned, PERIOD! If Marijuana is illegal, than Cigerettes should be TOO!
  • Where I live it is. Yahoo!!!!
  • No I Dont Believe That It Should Be And I Believe That In Pubs It Was The Wrong Move!. If People Dont Like Others Smoking In Pubs Then Dont Go!. But It Is Losing Pubs Alot Of Business!. As They Have Now Decided Not To Go Ther!.x
  • Not really. If you don't like the smoke, don't go there. Too easy. I don't smoke but I don't really have a problem with someone who does.
  • No, I can understand restaurants doing that, people would like to enjoy their food, without the smoke. But to stop it it at drinking establishments, I think is crazy, it is hurting the economy worse, it is banned around here, and owners are saying that their business has been cut, almost half of what it used to be. I think they could make areas in establishments that are smoke free, if they tried.
  • No. I agree that there should be consideration given to non-smokers, but I also think that the hysteria is just ridiculous. Second-hand smoke? Car exhaust is just as harmful yet I don't see any bans on internal combustion anywhere. Given some of the vehicles on the road and the sheer number of them, I'd say you are more likely to get lung disease from Ford or GM than from Camel or Marlboro. If you want to ban smoking EVERYWHERE, then ban small children too. They are a noise hazards, sometimes smell noxious, spread germs everywhere (ever see a rugrat with a runny nose wiping their hands on EVERYTHING in sight?) tend to turn people into doting morons, and are a trip hazard to boot. The next one that runs in front of me in a supermarket aisle, I am NOT stopping for; I'm punting them. Look, the world is full of bad things. Don't make a group of people into pariahs and unduly interfere with their freedoms for your own convenience just because you can't solve any of the REAL problems with the world, okay? Get a grip.
  • Most definitely!
  • Already did it in ohio. I wish they didn't but its too late.
  • smoking in general should be banned...when people smoke they are putting at risk the health of anybody within a 15 foot radius of them....its disgusting and pretty much impinges on our right to choose what we want to do with our bodies.
  • No. This would create a traffic hazard as smokers would line the streets to smoke. Smoking is not illegal.

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