Comments: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

My favorite bar band back in Chicago (the Excuses, long disbanded) used to inform their audiences that the more we drank the better they'd sound.

Posted by triticale at September 14, 2006 06:22 PM

My county actually passed that stupid ass law before the state passed theirs. Several obsevations from my favorite watering hole.

1. Bar bussiness is down by about 20%.
2. Walk-offs have increased as people say they are going outside to smoke but never come back.
3. Fights have increased as people go out to smoke and someone comes in and steals their seat.

And this is all at an Outback in frickin' Vail (actually Avon which is right next door).

Posted by Brass at September 15, 2006 06:53 AM

First let me stAte that the anti-smokers have gone bonkers and are out of line. But then let me state that smoking makes me sick, my wife too. Her's is asthma, and my lungs do get messed up , plus my sinuses plug up and I get naushea and can't eat. We both were raised around smoking, but as adults we now can't handle it.

We were to the point that when we ent to eat in a cafe, we got at least somewhat sick from the smoke. It's bad when you can't even go out to eat. We were willing to give up bars, although we loved to dance, but haven't for years now.

They can still have the bars, as far as we are concerned, we don't have to dance. But eatting is another matter. One does not have the right to cause harm to others by their actions. And smoking is an immediate threat to some of us. I'm not worried about the development of cancer threat. But for your actions to immediately make me sick and deny me the right to go to a cafe isn't right. Smokers can smoke, just not in everyones faces. It does have an immediate affect on some of us. Mostly smokers are clueless. They have no idea of the problems caused. Let alone of the stench! My aunt who gave up smoking after years, asked how we ever stood her when she smoked. One has to go home after being around a smoker and wash the stench out of their hair and wash their clothes permeated with smoke. Of corse smokers lose their sense of smell and taste, so they don't know.

It is tough for smokers to relearn habits, when it's easier to just put their smoking off on everyone else.

Posted by HKL at September 15, 2006 12:15 PM
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