Ban smoking in bars, clubs

Apr 2, 2011 Full story: The Daily Advertiser 496

Grammy winner Chubby Carrier and fellow performers David Egan and Joey Richard talked with us recently about what is, for them and thousands of bartenders and barbacks, an occupational hazard - second-hand cigarette smoke.

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Sarah

United States

#1 Apr 3, 2011
Bartenders are not mad about being exposed to 2nd hand smoke. You are misrepresenting an entire industry
TruthBeTold

Farmington, MI

#2 Apr 3, 2011
Workers in the bar and restaurant industry are ecstatic over the bans!

Even IF they smoke themselves, they prefer no smoking in the bars because the long term exposure for them is bothersome in many ways.
Baz Citizen

United States

#3 Apr 17, 2011
Sarah, I'll have to disagree with you. I bartend in a very popular club/bar in Lafayette and the smoke issue irritates everyone working there, even the smoking bartenders. All I want is to be able to go to work and not have my eyes burning and nose running all night while I'm trying to work. I have to strip off my nasty clothes as soon as I walk in my house because the smoke smell is so bad. It'd be a blessing from God himself if this were passed. I talked to a few of our smoker patrons about it and they all said they would trade a designated smoking spot to not have the air completely saturated with 2nd hand smoke. Ive been bartending in Lafayette on and off for about 10 years and I have worked in many different types of bars. I guess part also has to do with a small percent of smokers who don't care where they exhale their smoke, as in right at the bartender or the person next to them. That's irritating and has caused many fights over the years. Kinda off subject I know. I think there should be a separate smoking area for those who choose to smoke, so that those of us that don't smoke won't be affected by the smokers decisions.

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Hugh Jass

Brookings, SD

#4 Apr 17, 2011
Baz Citizen wrote:
I think there should be a separate smoking area for those who choose to smoke,
Yeah! I nominate a 50-mile radius around Chernobyl!
Baz Citizen

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Yeah! I nominate a 50-mile radius around Chernobyl!
Exactly! Or maybe around the recently failed power plant that's emitting radiation in Japan. Like it or not, your gonna breathe it. Sound familiar??
babiez68

Shreveport, LA

#6 May 24, 2011
If they would ban this cigarette smoking in all bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. I bet more people would be inclined to go there.....Everyone likes to go listen to a good band now and again and maybe dance with their spouse but who wants to when you get home and cannot breathe or stand the smell of your clothes....
Just my opinion.....
Central

Abbeville, LA

#7 May 24, 2011
babiez68 wrote:
If they would ban this cigarette smoking in all bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. I bet more people would be inclined to go there.....Everyone likes to go listen to a good band now and again and maybe dance with their spouse but who wants to when you get home and cannot breathe or stand the smell of your clothes....
Just my opinion.....
How did you like your stay in Central?
babiez68

Shreveport, LA

#8 May 26, 2011
In Central what? Central State Hospital? Seriously? This is a place to voice opinions, not to hand out sarcasm, etc. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
Central wrote:
<quoted text>How did you like your stay in Central?
Sayin it Again

Lafayette, LA

#10 May 27, 2011
Seems if the businesses do not need your patronage, let them ban smoking. By the way, apparently all those complaining bartenders and waitresses who 'live on tips' do not need your tips either! The government apparently does not need the taxes smoker's spend not only on tobacco but also the luxury taxes for being in the public establishments. And that goes ditto to the citizens who live off smokers tax dollars needing their handouts!!!!!! Stay home, smoke the tobacco products..save tons of money in comfort!

Average tax per pack of cigs:$1.45 per pack(US not state average)

Packs sold in 2008[according to the USDA]: 5.608 trillion cigarettes / 20 (# in pack)= 2.804 trillion packs sold in 2008

TAxes paid out to the governments = 4.0658 trillion $$$$$s

I personally bet the numbers have not dropped drastically as children of 12 seem to easily have access to name brand cigarettes and smoke as much as their adult counterparts.

Where did those tax dollars go for our bankrupt country ?

Surely not to our health because our state hospital wont prescribe me an antiobiotic!

Now for those who want to scream the non-smoker is fronting the bill for smoker's health costs..

1. Your insurance is so high due to the cost (for medicine and doctor/hospital visits) set up BY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY UNDERWRITERS! AGREED TO BY YOURSELF OR YOUR EMPLOYERS OR YOUR STATE [whomever you get your insurance through]-Dont forget the doctors who sign up to accept those insurances. You dont stand up and say no they will continue to plug you in the backside!

Remember when everyone paid 1 price for like visits/medicines? Thank your HMO planners you will never see that again!

2. YOU pay for all those commercials and magazine ads and brochures that should be kept between the doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Why does the general public need to see that? WHAT LICENSE TELLS JOE BLOW HE NEEDS ALBUTEROL?? Hello?! That's why we go to the doctor isn't it? For their professional knowledge and judgment!!!! PS..does the doctor's staff need those free ink pens and pads at the general publics expense? Can those doctors not afford their own prescription pads without the advertisement? Where are government regulations???

3. AND!!! YOU pay that high dollar insurance and medicine costs because of all those politicians who are supposed to be protecting you from this bull to have their own pockets filled!!!! That "yay" button is wore the "F" out on capital hill!!!!

Puff on that!
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#11 May 27, 2011
Sayin it Again wrote:
You dont stand up and say no they will continue to plug you in the backside!
Well, it seems we HAVE at lest beGUN saying NO in hopes that smokers will cease to plug us in the front-side.

If you're saying we should stand up for ourselves, you should be GRATIFIED by all the smoking regulations that are happening.

Since: May 11

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#12 May 29, 2011
Wow I think I just read something written by a member of the tea party.
egg farmer

Hessmer, LA

#13 May 31, 2011
Lets ban drinking in bars and clubs too! LMAO
Sayin it Again

Lafayette, LA

#14 Jun 4, 2011
egg farmer wrote:
Lets ban drinking in bars and clubs too! LMAO
Dont forget the band and DJ, they'd feel left out if they weren't banned as well!
Mr 1derful

Cleveland, OH

#15 Jun 5, 2011
Sayin' it again....

You tampon is full, and dripping. Kindly go change it. Thank you.
former smoker

Alexandria, LA

#16 Jun 6, 2011
If you exhale your smoke in my presence do not get offended if I spit or sneeze on you. That is one nasty ass habit that no one has ever died from for NOT doing. Save your life and those around you not to mention saving a butt load of money.
No smoking

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Jun 6, 2011
You should not smoke
Dave

Panama City, FL

#18 Jun 8, 2011
I smoked for 20+ years and quit. It is a nasty habit and expensive and the smell is offensive, but I have to agree with MR 1 derful go change your tampon .
babiez68

United States

#19 Aug 1, 2011
I always assumed people that made these kinds of comments were speaking the truth...but now I know.....you stupid little person.
Central wrote:
<quoted text>Don't even go there YOU of all people know all about GG's in Alec and CENTRAL in Pineville because you could always be found at one or the other. Just some advice I would watch that crack pipe if i were you,,??
Steveo

Lafayette, LA

#20 Aug 3, 2011
Ban smoking everywhere!!!!!!!!!! Yall r killing us wiht yall second hand smoke!
VillageMystery

Huntsville, AL

#21 Aug 9, 2011
Why don't these bartenders become entrepeneurs? Are people BORN bar owners with the obligation to provide all bartenders jobs?

That mildly retarted Blitzer fellow on CNN said the other night, "Businesses are bringing in record profits but are still not hiring, when we come back we will discuss whether the president can do something about this".

This mentality that businesses owe the general population is a result of indoctrination over the decades from those who indeed want to profit off of the efforts of others without having to take the responsibility or associated risks. The people who started this campaign are now running the government and have permeated the court system.

They are wrong just like all the thieves are now and throughout history.

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