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April 25th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Support For New York-Style Smoking Ban – the results of a MORI poll conducted in the UK on whether we should have a smoking ban. One question: is it standard in America to have smoking and non-smoking areas in restaurants, and if so, do they work well? I can’t remember from my previous visits.

Tags: politics · usa

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  • Tom Bridge // Apr 29, 2003 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve found that the whole no-smoking section is usually, if not always a complete crock. I was very relieved when California went no-smoking in their restaurants. Take for example the restaurant in the Wyndham hotel next to my office. They have a no smoking section and a smoking section. They abut one another right around the center line of the restaurant. Got a table at the edge of the non-smoking section? You’re really in the smoking section. For those of us who are sensitive to such smells (I am, it clogs me up immediately) it really sucks.

  • AVI // May 28, 2003 at 10:03 pm

    Hmmm. As a non smoker, I support the rights of smokers to have a fag. Sometimes I don’t like the smell, mostly I don’t mind too much. I don’t like the smell of manure either, but I’m not about to ban cows from coming within 100 yards of the nearest passing human.

    Frankly, if there was a demand for totally non-smoking restaurants, then some enterprising restaurateur would be making a fortune. Evidentally, there isn’t, and the state shouldn’t be nannying about the place.

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