Many states either have passed, or are working to pass legislation in order to stop smoking
in bussiness, primarily bar
s and resturaunt
s (most other bussinesses have already eliminate
d smoking so they aren't a problem
), or any place where people gather.
The fact that we are passing a law like this in some states offend
s something basic
in me. I can see banning smoking in government
buildings or any place that a non smoker would be required
to go into at some time, but there are plenty of bars and resturaunts that don't allow smoking without this law. If you're a non-smoker, and you don't want to be around smoke, then go to one of those establishments! It's that easy. It's called "consumer choice
" and it's one of the things that makes America
great. If enough of you stop going and the owners see a drop off in their profit
s then they'll probably not allow people to smoke in there anymore.
There's also a big argument about "well the employee
's need to be able to have a smoke
". Ok, then they can apply for places that prohibit smoking. Once again if an owner can't hire anyone because they all refuse to work in a smoke-filled environment then he may have to stop allowing people to smoke in order to keep his bussiness going.
These laws do infringe on the freedo
ms of the bussiness owners. It's their establishment
s we're talking about, they should run them how they see fit, let the consumer
s tell them if the formula they've worked out is successful
or not. The government needs to piss off in this case.
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