December 12, 2002
California's Smoking Ban Comes to New York
The ban on smoking in bars is coming to New York. Since 1998 it's been illegal to smoke in bars in California, a ban which has been generally well received and only occasionally ignored. More states will likely follow suit; but I can't imagine the UK implementing anything like this anytime soon.
New York to Widen Smoking Ban [New York Times]
Posted by ashleyniblock at December 12, 2002 05:02 AM
WELL I THINK THAT ITS NO RIGHT BACAUSE I SAY THAT IF THERE IS SMALL KIDS NOW IF WE ARE TALKING AT BARS WELL WHO CARES IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE INSIDE THERE THEY ARE ONLY ADULTS BUT I'M NOT OK WITH PEOPLE SMOKINGIN FRONT OF KIDS
Just because you're not smoking in front of kids, doesn't mean it is any better for anyone. 1 in 5 people that die, die from the effects of smoking. That's really ridiculous! The government makes laws about the consumption of alcohol: you can drink, as long as you dont harm others; well, smoking harms every one of us, so where are the laws about that?
I agree with Dawn. The issue is people's health. What's more, bans must be outright - half measures help no-one. Current legislations such as designated smoking areas are just like having designated pissing areas in public swimming pools. They help no-one. We are still surrounded by and are still breathing in your smoke.