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Bullitt County Smoking Ban Snuffed Out
http://www.wlky.com/health/29197531/detail.html ^ | 9/15/2011 | WLKY

Posted on 09/15/2011 6:06:56 PM PDT by Morgana

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. -- A proposed smoking ban in Bullitt County has been snuffed out.

The Bullitt Circuit judge issued his ruling Thursday, saying the ban proposed by the health department is void and unlawful.

The board of health had voted to enact a regulation to ban smoking in public places, but Wednesday's ruling stops the health department from implementing or enforcing the ban.

In that ruling, Judge Rodney Burress said to allow the health department to regulate any matter relating to public health would "allow regulations prohibiting the consumption of candy because it is bad for a person's teeth, to prohibit consumption of deep fried foods, and to limit the consumption of red meat."

He went on to say, "The people of Bullitt County are entitled to be governed by elected officials and not an administrative agency."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: pufflist; smoke; smokers; smoking; upinsmoke

1 posted on 09/15/2011 6:07:01 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana; SheLion

SheLion is smiling today.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 6:09:33 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Am against smoking for religious reasons. Your body is the temple of the Lord so don’t abuse it.

However agree with not wanting the Gov. telling us what to do.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 6:13:46 PM PDT by Morgana (I don't speak much...............but when I do....)
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To: Morgana

I grew up in Bullitt County. Everybody smoked. There’s no way they’d stand for a smoking ban!


4 posted on 09/15/2011 6:19:31 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: Morgana
He went on to say, "The people of Bullitt County are entitled to be governed by elected officials and not an administrative agency."

What a novel idea! Too bad we don't have federal courts that understand this.

Especially since we are now being ruled entirely by administrative agencies working as surrogates of Herr Leader.

5 posted on 09/15/2011 6:24:58 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Morgana

OMG a judge with a brain and able to think, good for him/her...


6 posted on 09/15/2011 6:30:55 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Morgana

This theory of second hand smoke has always been a bother.

The direct research has never existed. It is all “extrapolated” from a multitude of research projects (some somewhat monitored, others done in the basment of anti-tobacco activists).

Ask for the proof, and you’ll get a stammering reply of the sort the global warming alarmists use.


7 posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:27 PM PDT by plangent
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To: RandallFlagg; red-dawg; Fiddlstix; RikaStrom; robomatik; ladyinred; error99; Max McGarrity; Gabz; ..
I believe that this calls for a VERY unusual bump of the smokers bump list.

Don't worry folks, it's a once in a blue moon bump.

9 posted on 09/15/2011 6:47:22 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Morgana

A judge with their head on straight, exercising common sense. Indeed, SO RARE these days!


10 posted on 09/15/2011 6:51:34 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: RandallFlagg
SheLion is smiling today.

She is missed.

11 posted on 09/15/2011 7:00:03 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Morgana
Okay, so my body is the Temple.

Call the cigarette my "burnt offering."

;^\

12 posted on 09/15/2011 7:08:10 PM PDT by Gargantua ("I'm only voting for Palin because I can't run for President..." (_8(|) Doh!!!)
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To: Just another Joe

Good to see you Joe.

This is a good ruling.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 7:10:50 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Just another Joe
He went on to say, "The people of Bullitt County are entitled to be governed by elected officials and not an administrative agency."

Now that is a heartwarming quote coming from a public official especially a judge. Good for him, using his common sense.

14 posted on 09/15/2011 7:45:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Gabz
Good to see you Joe.

I'm still around, but 65 to 70 hour weeks leave little time for anything else except eating and showering.

15 posted on 09/15/2011 7:55:16 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Morgana

Ban this and ban that. Ban him and ban her...


16 posted on 09/15/2011 8:40:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RandallFlagg

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17 posted on 09/16/2011 1:20:41 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter
There’s no way they’d stand for a smoking ban!

A number of years ago there was a community in Florida that had a proposed smoking ban on the ballot. If I remember correctly, only about 47% of the town's people showed up to vote on it and it passed with something like 52% of the total votes cast.

When you look at the real numbers, that means that only about 24% of the total number of registered voters were able to mandate how a private enterprise must conduct business on their own private property..........

That's tyranny by the minority....

18 posted on 09/16/2011 3:43:24 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Morgana

Excellent! A judge who got it right for once.

Regards,


19 posted on 09/16/2011 3:45:40 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Just another Joe

Thanks for the ping. I needed some good news this week.


20 posted on 09/16/2011 5:32:37 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I suspect that you are referencing the statewide ballot initiative in Florida. I don’t remember the year eather, but it was also the same ballot where the same voters approved giving pigs constitutional rights.


21 posted on 09/16/2011 5:35:21 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Gargantua
"Okay, so my body is the Temple. Call the cigarette my "burnt offering." " ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Photobucket Hey! Watch it! :)
22 posted on 09/16/2011 7:03:02 AM PDT by Morgana (I don't speak much...............but when I do....)
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