posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 08:56 PM
I'm not one for banning things, but I can't say I'd mind. I prefer to stay out of bars usually because it's smoky and I hate the way *I* smell
when I leave. You can feel the filth on your skin, and smell it in your hair and clothes. My lungs tighten up just getting a whiff outside, so I try
and avoid smokers, but I'm not always successful. However, I'm the one that owns that problem - not the smoker. I avoid them when I can, and get
annoyed with they crowd around doors I HAVE to walk through at school or work, but a bar isn't a place I have to be, and they have just as much a
right to be there as I do. Smoking sections in restaurants is a nice compromise, and smoking lounges and outdoor smoking booths are reasonable also.
To ban something that so many people are addicted to and slaves to is not going to fix the problem. Nonsmokers can't regulate the world.
In pubs and bars, it should be up to the owner of the establishment. They are the ones that would benefit or not financially from changes made to