QUOTE(gcskate27 @ Jul 1 2007, 06:03 PM)
stupid law... will completely change pubs and not for the better...
not true, Scotland has been smoke free in enclosed public places for over a year now. I never ever hear anybody complaining and pubs get more business because non smokers are more willing to pop in for a pint.
It's also helped alot of people give up smoking, which can only be a good things.
QUOTE(lostboyz @ Jul 1 2007, 05:14 PM)
it is wrong for any government with focus on citizens rights to make such a law. It happens in this country as well. It should NEVER be the governments decision. If a bar or restaurant thought it would help business or benefit their health to prohibit smoking then they would. If you own a business you shouldnt be restricted on what goes on inside as long as its not against the law. As long as smoking is not illegal then it shouldnt be governmentally prohibited in bars and restaurant. If you hate the smell of smoke so much you have the choice not to go to a bar.
It is absurd, and no solid piece of evidence shows that it has negative health risks to the demographic of bar goers (unless you have a predisposed allergy or asthma).
If you are ok with this then you will just keep giving the government power over citizens rights whenever it may benefit you, until its too late.
i think your being very ignorant towards non-smokers. Regardless of any facts you claim to know about health risk many people just don't like the smell. I mean i smoke weed, but i fucking hate the smell of cigs.
Just saying something like "oh it's your choice" is ridiculous. It's also peoples choice to go to work if they hate it, but they need to put food on the table.
Bars are places for everyone to enjoy, why should only smokers enjoy it? Nobody is stopping them smoking, they are just being made to smoke outside, a few feet away from where they would be drinking.
Edited by grim_d, 01 July 2007 - 09:42 PM.