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Old 04-08-2019, 07:04 AM
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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?
No. An outdoor area (like the bar at Cody's, for example) you are allowed to smoke. Mind-boggling, but it's the way the law is written.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:10 AM
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People should not have to be assaulted with second-hand cigarette smoke, from inside or outside...while they eat.

While I'm all for 'individual rights,' your right to smoke ends...when it adversely affects 'the rights' of others.

It really IS...as simple as that.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:17 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.

It's been my personal experience, that a lot of cigar smokers know exactly how "nasty & offensive" their actions are, but instead of it making them pause about what they're doing...it is actually the impetus for them to do it.

Might as well hang a sign around their necks that says... "Of course I know it bothers/offends you...why do you think I do it?"
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It's been my personal experience, that a lot of cigar smokers know exactly how "nasty & offensive" their actions are, but instead of it making them pause about what they're doing...it is actually the impetus for them to do it.



Might as well hang a sign around their necks that says... "Of course I know it bothers/offends you...why do you think I do it?"
And they smoke the cheapest smelliest cigars.

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Im non smoker at the restaurant outside bars the seat are always full of smokers
Hence i don't patronize these establishments
Why would they change their smoking policy seats are full open to close?.
Im sure someday their will be a legal action like asbestos laws suits.
Have you ever dined out side and have been exposed to second hand smoke
Call the offices of Dan Newlin
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And they smoke the cheapest smelliest cigars.

Even when they can easily afford...a higher quality cigar.


Which simply underscores and proves the old adage that..."you can't buy class."
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And they smoke the cheapest smelliest cigars.

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They all smell foul no matter the cost
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wait till you have someone feeding their dog next to where your eating, really sick
I would prefer to sit on the floor and eat with a whole pack of dogs rather then sit next to someone smoking. Remember when there were smoking sections on airplanes. Row 20 would be non-smoking but you could smoke in row 21? Now that was nasty!
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I am an ex smoker, and longtime dog owner.
Wife and I just do not eat in any establishment, that allows any smoking, or dogs on any part of the premises.
The only exemption with dogs we agree with, is guide dogs for the blind, and medical emergency trained dogs.
Those animals know how to behave and act in public places.
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They all smell foul no matter the cost
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