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Old 04-08-2019, 09:35 AM
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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.
Full agreement. Even when I was smoking I could find the will power not to smoke for an hour or two when in a food establishment or near others that did not smoke. It is just another case "of me only" mindset. Will not change unless some law imposes a penalty.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:36 AM
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Drifting clouds of smoke pollution have driven me off the patios at two country clubs in TV. Furthermore, I refuse to walk through a fog of tobacco smoke on a restaurant patio to enter the establishment. The stench sticks to one's clothes and hair. Yuk! Not being able to sit on a restaurant's patio and enjoy a meal due to some nicotine addict generating environmental tobacco smoke is unacceptable to me. Florida needs to update its primitive smoking laws. I have not had to suffer second hand smoke while trying to enjoy a meal in years within the two communities in which I spend the most time.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:21 PM
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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
Those outside bars full of smokers would be replaced with non smokers if smoking was no longer allowed there. I saw the transformation in Illinois when the law went into effect. Individual establishments in Florida could implement a non smoking policy if they chose to do so. Many have already.




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Old 04-08-2019, 06:34 PM
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Or let the free market operate.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:06 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?

We have given up on eating at many of the popular restaurants and country clubs due to smoking. We prefer the taste of our food unflavored with cigarette or cigar smoke. We moved to the Villages for the Healthy Lifestyle approach, unfortunately this philosophy does not extend itself to outdoor dining. Since Disney has just banned smoking on all Disney properties, I hope The Villages will follow suit so we can enjoy our town squares, restaurants, country clubs, etc. without a risk of lung cancer.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:46 AM
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Would suggest if anyone has a question regarding smoking they can call the Urology Dept of Mayo Clinic for the reason to avoid
smoking. It seems a major reason for Bladder Cancer is smoking as the smoke leaves the body BUT the tar resides in the Bladder and is one of the major reasons for Bladder Cancer. Hopefully some will read this and understand one of the risks of smoking. If you have bladder cancer one of the first questions the Doctors in the Urology Dept. will ask "did you or do you smoke".
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There are all types.............I can't stand cigarette smoke, but I enjoy the smell of pipes and cigars.


Me too. Especially cherry tobacco. But only from a distance.



I have a feeling it's the state law that drives who can do what where in a restaurant. In Michigan you can't smoke in a bar or restaurant, inside or out. Some state lawmakers are trying to change that.


In PA we were in a restaurant that had a cigar mezzanine inside: Pa. Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban in All Bars, Casinos. ... Under the current Clean Indoor Air Act, smoking is allowed in some sections of casinos, along with private clubs, bars with minimal food sales, some public outdoor patios, and even cigar bars.


So maybe it would be worthwhile to encourage an outside ban in Florida. Although with the tourism revenue that comes in, I think it would be a hard sell.
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We have given up on eating at many of the popular restaurants and country clubs due to smoking.
We continue to dine at the country clubs and other popular restaurants but do not sit outside due to the cigarette smoke. I would love to sit outside when the weather is glorious but just can't do it and be comfortable with cigarette smoke wafting while we eat.
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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.
Yes, Florida law is written that way, but individual establishments can determine if it allowed on their premises. Saw this in the historic area of Ferbandina Beach.......
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:13 PM
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Yes, Florida law is written that way, but individual establishments can determine if it allowed on their premises. Saw this in the historic area of Ferbandina Beach.......
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