Sunday, July 02, 2006
'Topic of the Week': Week in Review; Smoking Ban in Bars
The first weekly 'Topic of the Week' is off to a successful start. On the topic of smoking bans in bars, the responses mostly went to the side of joy for the banishment of smoking in bars and restaurants. Everyone made quite compelling arguments and I have taken the liberty to try and summarize some of the more salient points below. Thank you all for the continued interest you show in our site. Look forward to the next 'Topic of the Week' coming soon. Bryan: Business owners should be allowed to set their smoking policy in keeping with current laws; let the market decide which business succeed and which businesses fail Jeremy: Interesting suggestion to allow special permits for smoking bars in light of a system-wide ban; plus, women are more attractive without a cigarette in their mouth Mike: Dramatically increased chance of health-related problems when people are confronted with smoke in enclosed areas. Government has every right to enact legislation to uphold public welfare Mark: The quality beer experience is greatly improved in non-smoking establishments Adam: Discussion between smokers, non-smokers, and business owners should be able to facilitate cooperation Lisa: Honey, you're nuts :) Today's society has evolved to a point where, at least on this topic, rules need to be made in order to be enforced.