Are public places more appreciable w/ or w/o the smoke ban ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by crispygoat, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    I don't know about the States, or the other provinces, but here you can't smoke, well mostly, anywhere. Bars, restaurants... etc. Do you appreciate public places better with or without smoke bans ?
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yup - it's great to be able to go into any pub in London for a drink after work - without worrying about how smoky it's going to be!
  3. JeffC

    JeffC Guest

    Mar 8, 2007
    Agreed, I like being able to go out at night and the next morning not having my clothes, hair and everything they touch reeking of smoke.
  4. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    I'm one of those smokers who worries about my friends around me who are nonsmokers, so I feel more at ease when I go somewhere with nonsmoking friends and we're not allowed to smoke inside. It's not a horrible inconvenience for me to step outside for a few minutes if I absolutely have to (I generally don't) so I don't really mind the ban.
  5. Cambass


    Jan 25, 2001
    I like it. I frequent my local pub much more regularly with the smoking ban and generally it's a much more pleasant place to be (might also be due to the hot chicks working behind the bar too ;) )
  6. Less smoking in public the better as far as I'm concerned!!!!
  7. Atoz

    Atoz Guest

    Dec 15, 2005
    Millcreek Township, UT
    I personally like the fact that there's no smoke, but I am strongly against legislated smoking bans for private businesses. It should be up to the business owner to decide whether or not to allow smoking, and up to the employees whether or not they want to work there.
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I think all public places are appreciable.

    Appreciable, def: Possible to estimate, measure, or perceive: appreciable changes in temperature.

    Appreciably ap·pre'cia·bly adv.

    And I also appreciate their being smoke-free.
  9. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i smoke occasionally... it's a horrible habit and i do support smoking bans, maybe the only thing to make me quit altogether.

    when i smoke, i do so away from others. i don't want to inhale your smoke, nor do i want you to inhale mine.

  10. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    As a smoker, I think that its great when places aren't allowed to smell like smoke. Its an inconvenience, sure, but there's nothing particularly atrocious about it. I always prefer smoking outside, anyway.
  11. Yes, I love going out to a show and not smelling like an ashtray when I get back. My gear smells better and my eyes don't get irritated.
  12. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I generally don't mind it, but I still think it should be up the business to decide if you can smoke inside or not. There's a local bar who basically gives the finger to the smoking ban, and is quite popular because of it.
  13. Barfly

    Barfly Guest

    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    100% with the ban.
  14. I enjoy places more if there is no smoking. I don't advocate a ban on smoking, but something about cigarette smoke gives me migraines, so I enjoy going out more often if there is no smoking in an establishment. One thing that sucks is walking passed someone who is smoking, getting a whiff of it and getting a headache shortly afterwards. Ugh.
  15. theory028

    theory028 Really Loud Hamburger.

    Jul 4, 2007
    Cedar Falls, IA
    I agree that businesses should have more of a say in smoking policies. If I go to a bar that allows smokers and it bothers me, I'd go somewhere else. It'd be nice for there to be a well ventilated smoking section (like in the Walmart break room, there is a smoking chamber) so everyone is comfortable. I'm in Iowa and the ban becomes effective on July 1st. I don't keep up to date with the other 49 states.

    I don't smoke cigarettes. I do enjoy the occasional cigar, but never really in public. It'd be nice to be able to enjoy a stick in a bar someday. Unfortunately, I doubt I'll ever see that day.
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    Eating at restaurant is FAR better now that there's no smoking section. The government instituted smoking bans on nearly all other workplaces and privately-owned businesses that serve the public long ago- bars and restaurants should be no exception and should have no say in what laws they should choose to follow.