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Outdoor smoking may be banned in West Hollywood
LA Times ^ | 12/24/09

Posted on 12/24/2009 10:21:51 AM PST by NormsRevenge

West Hollywood is moving toward banning outdoor smoking and has directed city staff members to draft an ordinance that would prohibit such activity in outdoor areas of dining establishments. But business owners and those from West Hollywood's bustling nightclub industry say the regulation would hurt the local economy.

Read more in the WeHo News:

Following in the region’s wake, Mayor Abbe Land, the co-executive director of the Saban Free Clinic and a long-time health advocate, joined with constitutional law professor Mayor Pro Tem John Heilman in a resolution to direct the city attorney to draft a ban on smoking in the city’s dining and clubbing outdoor smoking areas that “will create a more enjoyable atmosphere to the public.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: banned; bluezones; nannystate; outdoor; pufflist; smoking; westhollywood

1 posted on 12/24/2009 10:21:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=4272


2 posted on 12/24/2009 10:24:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge
Pretty soon it will be legal to sell cigarettes and legal to buy cigarettes but it will be illegal to use cigarettes. I wonder how that's going to work?
3 posted on 12/24/2009 10:25:01 AM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: NormsRevenge; Revolting cat!

Mehhh. Not harsh enough. They should also ban the public use of cellphones and texting in restaurants and movie theatres.

That s&*t is annoying.


4 posted on 12/24/2009 10:25:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: NormsRevenge

How will they ban farting?


5 posted on 12/24/2009 10:26:05 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: NormsRevenge

Butt they will allow outdoor boinking


6 posted on 12/24/2009 10:26:06 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: GrannyAnn
Pretty soon it will be legal to sell cigarettes and legal to buy cigarettes but it will be illegal to use cigarettes. I wonder how that's going to work?

Ask Mein Fluffer.


7 posted on 12/24/2009 10:26:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: al baby

Pole smoking is still permissible in West Hollyweird.


8 posted on 12/24/2009 10:27:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: NormsRevenge

West Hollywood will continue to permit gay sex in public places, all over the city in fact, but is going to ban smoking. Inmates. Asylum. In charge of.


9 posted on 12/24/2009 10:27:19 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: a fool in paradise
That s&*t is annoying.

Which article of the founding documents guarantees your right to live life without annoyance?

Fool.

10 posted on 12/24/2009 10:27:29 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sad thing is they will still allow outdoor pole smoking...


11 posted on 12/24/2009 10:29:29 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: MaxMax

In West Hollywood, I doubt anyone has the sphincter tone to contain gas long enough for a fart to develop.


12 posted on 12/24/2009 10:30:31 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: Glenn

The smoking ban is all about annoyance, not about health. Certainly outdoors.

If the nannystate is going to impose that edict, then get them to turn off the digital pacifiers. “clickity click click clickity click”.

I’m paying for a meal or a movie and don’t need to be disturbed by someone’s glowing toy.

Time was people didn’t talk on the phone at dinner “We’re eating, call back later.”


13 posted on 12/24/2009 10:32:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: GrannyAnn

It’s OK,, the soon to be legal pot smokers will fight this ban to the last hit , I’m sure. ;-)

This state is full of goofballs. unfortunately, many of them also occupy elected offices.


14 posted on 12/24/2009 10:33:20 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

And just think of all the morons in this country who thought these smoking bans were about “second-hand smoke”. ROTFL!!! What a bunch of gullible idiots. They were about banning freedom.


15 posted on 12/24/2009 10:43:43 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: Glenn; a fool in paradise

It’s more than annoying. Texting is downright dangerous but you see people driving at 65 MPH or more while doing so.


16 posted on 12/24/2009 10:44:24 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now coming to restaurant near you.....an obese section w/ a special menu designed by the government. Ha! Will that be a table for 2 in the “big section”?

Only in CA


17 posted on 12/24/2009 10:46:47 AM PST by JHENN22499
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To: NormsRevenge

The behavior nazis are just getting started. All of those things that they find annoying will be Verboten. Those things of which they approve will become mandatory. Your children will be required to become practicing bisexuals before advancing to the 3d grade.


18 posted on 12/24/2009 10:49:19 AM PST by centurion316
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To: NormsRevenge
joined with constitutional law professor Mayor Pro Tem John Heilman in a resolution to direct the city attorney to draft a ban on smoking in the city’s dining and clubbing outdoor smoking areas that “will create a more enjoyable atmosphere to the public.”

Amazing, a constitutional law professor scheming this ban up. His classes must be fact-filled, hope he grades on the curve...

19 posted on 12/24/2009 11:18:08 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: NormsRevenge

From the same city that encourages and promotes homosexual behavior that kills people every year and is linked with an incredible rate of suicide.


20 posted on 12/24/2009 12:19:13 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: NormsRevenge

Dining establishments in West Hollywood is the last place on earth to eat unless you don’t care if a faggot preps you food.


21 posted on 12/24/2009 1:03:09 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: NormsRevenge
... joined with constitutional law professor Mayor Pro Tem John Heilman in a resolution to direct the city attorney to draft a ban on smoking in the city’s dining and clubbing outdoor smoking areas that “will create a more enjoyable atmosphere to the public.”

Am I the only one who finds the lame attempt using a fallacy appealing to authority.
You know, banning really fat people,controlling twits and ugly people would make for a "more enjoyable atmosphere" for the public, too.

Just saying...

22 posted on 12/24/2009 11:37:54 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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