Skip to comments.Kentucky smoking ban bill is dead, sponsor says
Posted on 03/08/2014 4:21:33 PM PST by PaulCruz2016Edited on 03/08/2014 4:22:28 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A contentious Kentucky bill that would enact a statewide ban on smoking in shared public spaces and places of employment is dead, the sponsor says.
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It would be rather stupid to ban smoking in a state that grows tobacco.
And, as I mentioned in several pasts posts here in FR, no only is it not a smoke-free zone, but it's also not a gun-free zone. Everyone that I know is a gun owner and a good number of them bring their guns to services, including the preacher. He's often stated in sermons that guns secure our freedom to worship God. And that's 100% on target.
So I guess the term "smoking gun" is quite apt for us.
I quit around 40 years ago. I don’t like to eat or work next to smokers in confined spaces unless proper scrubbers are used. I have no problem if proper scrubbers are used.
Then don’t eat or work in those places. Government has no business dictating whether people can smoke or allow smoking on property they own.
The number of "conservative" FReepers who cheer these bans is frightening.
Some will be showing up on this thread before long.....
Chalk up another win against the Nanny State!!!!
I often do vote with my feet. I have no problems with properly scrubbed air in restaurants or offices(or separate areas ) and I avoid the worst that do not.
I believe businesses that don’t will lose business unless they put in air filtration. Just MHO.
It also serves to reminds me of my college days in the early 1960s when I used to ride the Greyhound bus back to home from school for holidays. In those days, nearly everyone smoked (as did I) and since the olfactory sense evokes such strong recollections, all of my associative memories with smoking are very positive. Growing up as I did in the 1940s, there was time when a good host made sure that ashtrays and lighters were omnipresent.
And there's this classic scene from Now Voyager depicting how a real gentleman treated a lady back during what I consider a far better era:
And speaking of that better era:
Smoke of any kind, not just tobacco, irritates my sister in law, yet she adores the smell of tobacco smoke - it reminds her of her dad and days when people were polite and didn’t get offended by the least little thing.
For the longest time I wouldn’t smoke in her presence, except if we were in a bar, and even in my own home I would leave the room. One day she asked me to not do that and explained how much she enjoyed the aroma (her word, not mine) and it only bothered her in enclosed places without proper ventilation.
I enjoy cigar smoke (in a non confined area and will have one, once a year or so) Cigarette smoke now makes me gag. Though I do especially remember enjoying a smoke with my morning coffee.
As a child and teen I was in homes, cars, restaurants where people were smoking. I rode my bike in the fog of ddt, and frequently bought bags of penny candy. My mother cooked with lard. And wonder of wonders I’m still here at sixty-five
Astonishing! The city in which I live banned it 20 years ago and the state (MA) 10 years ago.
Nice to know there are still places with common sense.
Nanny State PING!
I totally agree.
Because cancer is conservative.
Thanks for the ping!
And that means exactly WHAT???????????? because it has no baring whatsoever on a discussion of forcing businesses to prohibit the use of a legal product on private property.
That whole property rights thing just soared over your head, didn’t it?
“The number of “conservative” FReepers who cheer these bans is frightening.”
Now that the definition of private property has been obliterated, the left is using it to demand that private businesses utilize their talent, labor and capitol to cater to those engaging in sinful behaviour. It WILL also be used to FORCE churches to perform same sex weddings.
Mark my words, it will happen. When it does, those FReepers that cheered the abolition of privately owned property when conducting business can continue patting themselves on the back. They lifted the tent and I am tired of holding back the camel.
I went to the source and what a dreadfully uninformative article. The sponsor actually said that it is dead “this session.” It will be back....
What are the current laws regarding smoking in KY? My guess is that there are already bans in place, but that this was a push by the nanny statists to elminate it everywhere....The article didn’t contain a single detail....
OK, I did some quick googling and it appears that smoking is banned in most cities and localities anyway. I’d say that makes this bill moot.....unless you are a Democrat that can’t stand someone enjoying themselves somewhere at sometime and not being able to quash that person!
I love the smell of tobacco smoke. It reminds me of freedom and good times. That’s just me. Even though I quit five years ago with the E-cig there is something about that aroma and mixture of burning leaves that can’t be replaced and I miss. But I can understand why some people don’t like the smell personally.
One thing that every adult can agree on: banning fake e-cigarettes that emit stage fog is proof positive that The whole anti-smoking movement was designed to enrich government, crony capitalist partners in alphabet soup nonprofit groups and big Pharma companies peddling flavored nicotine gum as “medicine”.
Secondhand smoke danger was a lie Made up by paid shills and Grant junkies.
They have exposed themselves in all their naked glory like a centerfold in a magazine. The only thing missing is the staple in these fraudsters belly button.