Tuesday, September 25, 2007

WI State smoking ban proposal

Here's my comment I submitted on the smoking ban proposal in WI. ARTICLE LINK

"The proposed bill has requirements similar to existing statewide bans in Minnesota and Illinois and would only allow individuals over 18 to smoke in personal areas, including homes and cars."

I don't know how Wisconsin plans on enforcing what this quote mentions, if the state ban becomes reality.

I can imagine teens smoking in big Wisconsin cities like Milwaukee. And I notice it says "over 18." So it's illegal for an 18 year-old to buy cigs in Wisconsin? How are the WI smoke cops gonna assure nobody under 18 is smoking in their OWN car or OWN home?

This statement in the quote is on the borderline of a civil rights violation. An 18 year old can work, drive, and fight for our country, but that 18 year old can't smoke in even homes and cars at WI. A 16 year old can essentially do the same things. But a 16 year old can't smoke in his/her room while doing homework? Bogus in all honesty.

The worst part of a state smoking ban in ANY state is the taverns and Restaurants in WI will see decreased revenues, loss of customers who smoke, and workers at these taverns/restaurants will be forced to get unemployment checks as a result of loss of smoking customers.

They say smoking bans do NOT hurt businesses. But those antismokers are BIG liars. I've read and heard about so many taverns and restaurants closing down because of smoking bans across the nation and in other countries, it ain't funny.

Smoking bans are all about mind control from governments, and bans are meant to make smokers feel like they're worthless citizens in America.

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