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Daytona Speedway to ban smoking
wkmg-tv ^ | 2/21/2012

Posted on 02/23/2012 5:49:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

A smoking ban will prevent NASCAR fans from lighting up in the grandstands at Daytona International Speedway starting with the Coke Zero 400 in July.

Fans will be required to use certain designated areas behind the grandstands once the ban takes effect.

Joie Chitwood III, the Speedway's president, said it's a sign of the times and that no other venue in Florida allows smoking in the stands.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickorlando.com ...


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Another sign that NASCAR is losing its testicles.
1 posted on 02/23/2012 5:49:25 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Whatever. The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco - a totally USELESS product, like pit bulls and democraps.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 5:51:09 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon

Not much “use” for alcohol or non-procreation sex either.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 5:53:53 AM PST by fruser1
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s rare to a NASCAR enthusiast that DOESN’T smoke. This won’t go over well at all. What’s next? Lowfat nacho cheese and baked Lays potato chips?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 5:54:06 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

The concession stand foods will be monitored by the greatest of the great food monitors, Mrs. Dear Leader...


5 posted on 02/23/2012 5:56:29 AM PST by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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To: albie

Yep, and wash it down with a Coke Zero.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 5:58:58 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: arrdon
Whatever. The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco - a totally USELESS product, like pit bulls and democraps.

With due respect, YOU are part of the problem. I have no use for tobacco myself - but anyone who condones banning of a legal substance - which you have just done - is part of the problem. What are you going to do when something you think is useful is the target?

7 posted on 02/23/2012 5:59:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: SoFloFreeper

8 posted on 02/23/2012 5:59:39 AM PST by EEGator
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To: arrdon
The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco - a totally USELESS product

So you want to ban something you don't like.

What a crapweasel you must be.

9 posted on 02/23/2012 6:01:06 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: arrdon

“...a totally USELESS product...”
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Just like the race sponsor, “coke zero”?


10 posted on 02/23/2012 6:05:39 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: arrdon

Boy did you step in it, buddy. As a cigar smoker, I take issue with your assessment. The money I pay in taxes alone for each cigar I buy probably affects your life in some way. Take away the tobacco tax cash cow, and I'd bet you'd find something else to bitch about.

11 posted on 02/23/2012 6:06:28 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: arrdon
a totally USELESS product

Useless to who? Just you, or the millions of people who use it?

12 posted on 02/23/2012 6:09:21 AM PST by been_lurking
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To: SoFloFreeper

The NASCAR fans who smoke have the option to vote with their wallets by not attending. In this case it is not the government but a private enterprise limiting smoking.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 6:14:01 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: rarestia
I don't smoke cigars as much as I used to due to taxes. But I don't go out bitchin about someone smoking cigs, waving hands in front of face and making "stinky" faces like some folks I know.

All those fragrant incenses, candles, airwicks, etc. that is used in a house is probably worse for you than a whiff of smoke.

14 posted on 02/23/2012 6:15:13 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: albie

This won’t go over well at all.


NASCAR survived the ban on tobacco involvement back some years ago which took sponsorship from cars, races, etc. The fans will adapt.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 6:16:17 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: arrdon

I’d say your tagline applies to you, pal. Lieberal Dimocrats want to control peoples lives...that label fits you to a tee. Not a lot of room for freedom in your world, is there?


16 posted on 02/23/2012 6:16:36 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is interesting to me because the ONLY place I go these days where there is smoking allowed is the race track.

Having grown up in a smoking household, and worked in smoke-filled offices for many years, it now is really noticeable to encounter a place where smoking is allowed.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 6:17:16 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: arrdon
Whatever. The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco - a totally USELESS product, like pit bulls and democraps.

I smoke and have three pitbulls.

Just wanted to make your day. Cheers.
18 posted on 02/23/2012 6:19:03 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Attendance will go down b/c of the smoking ban, so ticket prices will go up which will further drive attendance down, so ticket prices will necessarily go up again....and so it will go.

But at least NASCAR will be PC compliant. Bah!


19 posted on 02/23/2012 6:23:09 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: arrdon

20 posted on 02/23/2012 6:23:31 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is NASCAR serious about banning smoking?If they are they’re NUTS.The vehicles racing around the track probably produce more carcinogens than a single cigarette.

The even is held outdoors as well.NASCAR should leave its fans alone and let them enjoy the race or they wll soon become a has been.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: arrdon
The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco - a totally USELESS product, like pit bulls and democraps.

Ahh, the putrid reek of hysterical authoritarianism in the morning...

22 posted on 02/23/2012 6:26:31 AM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve attended numerous races. Very few smokers in the stands anymore. Just good business. You want to smoke, go out on the concourse so you are not smoking in your neighbor’s face. They’ not prohibiting smoking at the track, just in the stands.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 6:31:34 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: arrdon

Bottled water and water should be banned.
Water causes drowning.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 6:33:47 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: SoFloFreeper
will they ban smoking at the WINSTON CUP?

that might be the new definition of oxymoron

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25 posted on 02/23/2012 6:41:03 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: SoFloFreeper

I find the NASCAR event silly. People paying money and going to watch fast cars. Obviously I’m not into cars, fast cars. Even though I’m not a fan, I just cannot picture the event without people smoking. It seems those activities go hand in hand.

Banning smoking at these events is crazy. It’s like having an apple pie without the apples.
Instead of separating the smokers from the non smokers, they should separate the non smokers from the smokers. Lock them up in a small room and let them breathe their own air. See how long they last. Breath mint anyone? LOL

Let the smokers have their fun outdoors! They paid for it!


26 posted on 02/23/2012 6:45:58 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: chemicalman

I’ve never smoked cigarettes but grew up around them my entire life. I don’t disdain the smell of cigarettes, but the smell of a good cigar is much more preferable. The worst smokers are those who smoke in their own homes. Despite being a cigar smoker, I go to my mother’s house, and it’s all you smell when you walk in the door. When I work on her computers, the intakes are just caked in yellowy dust. It’s a bit unsavory.

My lady and I smoke on our porch with a fan blowing out the back. It’s not the smoke, it’s the nicotine that I try to avoid getting all into the house. Otherwise, I say, let them smoke at their leisure.

It’s funny how a few centuries ago tobacco was de rigeur, and nowadays it’s a tried-and-true bugaboo. Back then, smoking was a social/leisure activity after a day of plowing fields or hunting. Nowadays people spark up a smoke whenever the day gets a little too rough or after a heavy meal. Our problem isn’t explicitly tobacco, it’s all the other garbage we put into our bodies as well.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 6:46:45 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: arrdon
The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco

I agree with Nascar on this. I don't want to sit watching a race smelling nasty smoke. What about my right not to have to smell it?

Just like sitting in the car at a red light and smelling the smoke coming in through my vent from the smoker directly ahead of me.

That being said I am not for banning cigs and think people should be able to buy them and smoke if they want but don't expect me to have to breathe in that crap.

28 posted on 02/23/2012 6:49:28 AM PST by trailhkr1
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“don’t expect me to have to breathe in that crap”

But you don’t mind the exhaust of the cars?

Ever cook with a grill?


29 posted on 02/23/2012 6:51:55 AM PST by fruser1
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To: trailhkr1

“Just like sitting in the car at a red light and smelling the smoke coming in through my vent from the smoker directly ahead of me.”

The car belonging to the smoker in front of you may have some bad stuff in it’s exhaust as well. But, it’d be hard to be sitting in a car behind a car at a light and not have that.


30 posted on 02/23/2012 6:55:30 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is the wrong time to implement something like this. The campgrounds are barely half full and now they’re banning the diehard fans a cigar or a smoke while attending the only vacation they’ll take all year. Pure stupidity. What’s next Daytona, ban smoking at Bike Week and Spring Break?


31 posted on 02/23/2012 6:57:13 AM PST by poobear
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a bunch of Chit.


32 posted on 02/23/2012 7:11:23 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I reckon there’ll be a market for non-smoking tires, too...


33 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:58 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: arrdon

“a totally USELESS product”

So are many things that you use every day. Maybe those should be banned.

Where is it the government’s (that’s you and everyone else) place to tell everyone what they can and cannot have based on usefulness?


34 posted on 02/23/2012 7:14:38 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: ZX12R; arrdon
I have 3 cats that are pretty much useless, but I love them anyway.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

35 posted on 02/23/2012 7:15:26 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: trailhkr1

“What about my right not to have to smell it? “

At a NASCAR race??? Never been to one I take it. Exhaust from race cars and tire smoke and BBQ shacks and you want to claim that BS line??


36 posted on 02/23/2012 7:19:07 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: EEGator

37 posted on 02/23/2012 7:21:01 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: CodeToad
At a NASCAR race??? Never been to one I take it. Exhaust from race cars and tire smoke and BBQ shacks and you want to claim that BS line??

Yes I have been to one and many drag races. Big difference between exhaust and tire smoke and someone puffing right in your face with nasty cigs. No worse smell.

38 posted on 02/23/2012 7:26:03 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: fruser1
But you don’t mind the exhaust of the cars? Ever cook with a grill?

I don't smell the exhaust of cars sitting in front of me unless it's a diesel. I do smell cigs when the people in front of me have their window down.

I grill all the time and don't smell much smoke if very little.

39 posted on 02/23/2012 7:29:17 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: puppypusher
The vehicles racing around the track probably produce more carcinogens than a single cigarette.

Ya think?

40 posted on 02/23/2012 7:33:11 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: arrdon

tool


41 posted on 02/23/2012 7:40:30 AM PST by xone
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To: arrdon

tool zot


42 posted on 02/23/2012 7:40:59 AM PST by xone
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To: arrdon
“Whatever. The entire world should ban smoking and ban the existence of tobacco - a totally USELESS product, like pit bulls and democraps.”

Correct. We should ban everything that isn't totally needed for human survival. Heck we should just have central planning and government run grocery stores that sell only 10 items essential items needed for basic survival.

43 posted on 02/23/2012 7:53:54 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: SoFloFreeper
I won't be attending...won't be buying any nascar products either. Hell, the race looks better on my Hidef TV anyway. The only thing I'll miss is the smell of methenol exhaust fumes.
44 posted on 02/23/2012 8:03:24 AM PST by Musketeer
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To: Elle Bee

The Nascar Cup Series hasn’t been the Winston Cup Series since 2003.

Is there some other Winston Cup I don’t know about?


45 posted on 02/23/2012 10:52:59 AM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: SoFloFreeper
Then how will know who won the race?
46 posted on 02/23/2012 10:58:37 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: SoFloFreeper
Then how will WE know who won the race?
47 posted on 02/23/2012 10:59:36 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: arrdon

If someone smokes around me and I can smell it, I’ll die from lung cancer. It’s science and you can’t argue with science. It’s not a race track. It’s a DEATH TRACK. I don’t want to die in Daytona because some wretched inbred slob wants to satisfy his deadly addiction. I wanted to see Tony Stewart win and that shouldn’t be my final sight before I cough my last. Keep Smoke on the track,not in the stands. Watching a race should not be an immediate death sentence.


48 posted on 02/23/2012 11:08:04 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030
probably not LOL I'm a GP kinda guy

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49 posted on 02/23/2012 11:56:13 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: SoFloFreeper
Another sign that NASCAR is losing its testicles.

Not just Nascar but the whole culture. It's all part of the ongoing wussification of America. Think of how tough the people were that came across the west in covered wagons. A trip that took months and cost everything they had, and sometimes their lives. Now people whine and bellyache for a new law when somebody in the car next to them at the light is smoking a freakin' cigarette. Lord help us.

50 posted on 02/23/2012 1:35:53 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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