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Old 04-07-2019, 07:05 PM
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We just moved to The Villages and love it here...the weather is wonderful and we love eating outside and enjoying the fresh air...UNTIL we smell SMOKE.... How is it possible that the restaurants don't have a non-smoking section in their outdoor eating area? Most states have a law against smoking in restaurants. Isn't the outside patio/eating area part of the restaurant?
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:55 PM
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We just moved to The Villages and love it here...the weather is wonderful and we love eating outside and enjoying the fresh air...UNTIL we smell SMOKE.... How is it possible that the restaurants don't have a non-smoking section in their outdoor eating area? Most states have a law against smoking in restaurants. Isn't the outside patio/eating area part of the restaurant?
I don't have an answer to that, but I will say that people walking past the outdoor area, on the sidewalk, are not prohibited from smoking. So, if you didn't actually notice anyone inside the patio area smoking, it might just be someone outside it, walking by (or loitering near).
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:59 PM
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definitely smoking inside the patio area!
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:15 PM
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wait till you have someone feeding their dog next to where your eating, really sick
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:50 PM
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The area where I lived up north banned smoking at outdoor venues that served food. Any seat that was vacated by smokers that stopped going was quickly taken up by people who wouldn't go there because of the smoke. The same would happen here. It's about time.


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Old 04-07-2019, 09:56 PM
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The area where I lived up north banned smoking at outdoor venues that served food. Any seat that was vacated by smokers that stopped going was quickly taken up by people who wouldn't go there because of the smoke. The same would happen here. It's about time.


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I'm an ex-smoker. I'd definitely not enjoy sitting outside at a restaurant patio while someone is blowing smoke near me. I never enjoyed that even when I was a smoker! But now I'm more sensitive to it.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:31 PM
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I am more bothered by the overuse of perfume. It seems wherever I go, shopping,eating out, grocery store etc.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:50 AM
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The restaurant/bars here need alcohol sales to meet profit goals. Many heavy drinkers would not sit and buy drinks for hours without a smoke. I can gag through a cigarette, but as I live and breath, (no pun intended), I cannot comprehend where the mind of anyone can be that fires up a cigar. Cigars are nasty and offensive.
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The restaurant/bars here need alcohol sales to meet profit goals. Many heavy drinkers would not sit and buy drinks for hours without a smoke. I can gag through a cigarette, but as I live and breath, (no pun intended), I cannot comprehend where the mind of anyone can be that fires up a cigar. Cigars are nasty and offensive.



There are all types.............I can't stand cigarette smoke, but I enjoy the smell of pipes and cigars.


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Old 04-08-2019, 06:57 AM
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Ask a simple question and get a ton of unrelated tales of woe...ask the restaurant manager...having a non smoking outside section won't help if the wind is coming from the wrong direction...
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