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Old 01-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #21
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You don't have that right.

However, you do have the right to not be in a private business with a clear danger to your health - for instance, poisonous food or air with carcinogens. That is the logic being used for the smoke ban, in that cigarette smoke is considered harmful by the federal government. However, the legislators are choosing to ignore the fact that you don't have to go into a smoking restaurant.
What about the people who work there? I mean yea they can choose not to work there. But isn't the smoke some kind of OSHA thing.
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And while you might think you have "private property" if you run a "public" business...you don't. Try to refuse service to a specific race or religion, Have a "business practice" of getting your patrons as drunk as possible and encouraging them to drive home, have a "business practice" of only serving rotten food.

All those things are "private" business practices in which the government will not allow you to engage.

The idea of "private property" in 'public business' has always amused me.
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FRT the business DOES have the right to chose to allow people to smoke....they just have to make the establisment "21 and up" or sell memberships making it a "private club"
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What about the people who work there? I mean yea they can choose not to work there. But isn't the smoke some kind of OSHA thing.
Actually, that's a great point. But I was only approaching it from the consumer perspective, and not an employee perspective as that is all has been brought up in the thread.

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FRT the business DOES have the right to chose to allow people to smoke....they just have to make the establisment "21 and up" or sell memberships making it a "private club"
And he's right about this, actually. Businesses -can- have people smoke, it's not a universal ban. At the heart of it, it's just a ban on any establishment that allows minors in - similar to alcohol restrictions as I think about it.
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The idea of "private property" in 'public business' has alway amused me.
The idea of private property has always amused me. Nothing is private. But what you describe is not really applicable. They can serve rotten food if they tell the customer, and probably have them sign some sort of waiver. As for encouraging drunk driving, well that is a hazard to others outside the business so of course this is illegal.
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....they just have to make the establisment "21 and up"

not in elkhart indiana
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not in elkhart indiana
But that is due to local city and county ordinances, Jared.

That has nothing to do with the proposed legislation. Depending on how the proposed legislation is implemented, it may even override Elkhart's ordinances.
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FRT the business DOES have the right to chose to allow people to smoke....they just have to make the establisment "21 and up" or sell memberships making it a "private club"
You can't say they have the right to choose and then add conditions. That's like saying, yea you can choose to breathe but oh by the way you need to be 21 and up and buy this membership.
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regardless blaen
law only requires you to be 18 to smoke

im talking about smoking bans in general
i didn't start this thread to only discuss the specific legislation being proposed in the state of indiana
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regardless blaen
law only requires you to be 18 to smoke

im talking about smoking bans in general
i didn't start this thread to only discuss the specific legislation being proposed in the state of indiana
And I've discussed the rationale behind smoking bans.

Specifically, that individual rights trump property rights.
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personally I've never understood individual rights. Seems like it's a massive contradiction.
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They can serve rotten food if they tell the customer, and probably have them sign some sort of waiver.
yes i do recall seeing menu's before saying that sunny side up eggs may not be fully cooked as far as the yolk is concerned
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Default Second hand smoke is BULLSH!T

For any of you who think second hand smoke is going to kill you, watch this:
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personally I've never understood individual rights. Seems like it's a massive contradiction.
This is something that would be thread-worthy on it's own, and we'd never begin to discuss all the little details involved.

In this case, second-hand smoke is considered a hazardous substance by the federal government, and a potential carcinogen.

The basic theory is that you have the Right (capital R, Bill of Rights Right) to not have someone deluge you in hazardous substances and carcinogens in your daily life if you do not have a choice in the matter.

Hence why I support a universal smoking ban on all government buildings, but not private property.

(Edit) Much <3 for Gearhead's link, someone show our federal legislators that.
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Hence why I support a universal smoking ban on all government buildings, but not private property.
agreed 100%
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When I was young and retarded, there were no smoking bans in restaurants and bars... so I went and hated how shitty it made me feel the next day and what I smelled like... but I went anyways because I was young and retarded.

Then smoking bans started coming around and I loved it. Going to a bar didn't have to suck anymore. I could get drunk and take a chick home and not smell like a Pakistani taxi-cab from Pakistan.

Now that I'm nice and old at age 35, I wouldn't be caught dead in a smoking bar/restaurant. It's just not worth it to me. There is nothing in a bar that I need to see or do bad enough to subject myself to that crap.

On the other hand, Jared is exactly right. If you choose to work or patronize a bar that allows smoking, then enjoy your reduced lifespan.

On the other hand, those lower-socioeconomic status types who choose to smoke and give themselves cancer are going to get their medical care out of my tax dollars, so I'm all in favor of making it as hard as governmentally possible for people to smoke. Perhaps if you had to show proof of private healthcare to enter a smoking bar, then I'd be all cool with it.
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Or proof of private health insurance or "financial responsibility" in order to purchase "smokes." I'm sorry but with all the empirical data showing just how dangerous smoking is...if you are dumb enough to still do it you probably shouldn't be allowed out in public anyway.
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On the other hand, those lower-socioeconomic status types who choose to smoke and give themselves cancer are going to get their medical care out of my tax dollars, so I'm all in favor of making it as hard as governmentally possible for people to smoke. Perhaps if you had to show proof of private healthcare to enter a smoking bar, then I'd be all cool with it.
i liked EVERYTHING you said up until this part

wow
you want to justify legislation that infringes on our rights to make up for legislation that infringes on our rights?
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I agree with Samnavy completely on the non-smoking points.

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Or proof of private health insurance or "financial responsibility" in order to purchase "smokes." I'm sorry but with all the empirical data showing just how dangerous smoking is...if you are dumb enough to still do it you probably shouldn't be allowed out in public anyway.
I'm scared to agree with statements like this however.

I'd rather the gov't not get involved in taking more things away from us :(.
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Smoking is dangerous, second hand smoke is wayyyyyyy over hyped.
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