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Sep 122008

PA No Smoking Law went into effect yesterday. Of course this has pissed off a slew of smokers, but as a non-smoker and someone who is actually allergic to smoke I am very happy to see this law finally come to Pennsylvania. Smoking really is a filthy, dirty habit and your lungs will thank the state for stepping in on their behalf.

While this is a statewide ban on indoor smoking across the state there are a few exceptions like bars that have less than 20% of their sales in food and casinos. Personally, I think this should have been wide sweeping and covered ALL businesses. It hasn’t hurt bars in California at all.

It will be great to not have to hang all my close outside after being in a restaurant and knowing I will be healthier without the second hand smoke. No more feeling sick when the smoke from a table of smokers blows across our table (it always seemed like non-smoking sections were still way too close to the smokers).

I have to agree with who said, “A complete non-smoking law everywhere would have made it simple. But then again, no one has ever accused our state General Assembly of doing what’s right for the people. They are too often swayed by special-interest groups and campaign contributions.”  How true is that?

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  One Response to “Yeah PA Adopts a No Smoking Law (sort of)”

  1. Yes, they passed a no-smoking law but now the clubs and bars are trying to skirt the law. How about a VFW that has a restaurant, bar, banquet facilities and a bingo hall deciding that they will charge the bingo players $1.00 for a “support membership” – which then entitles them to smoke? When confronted by the tobacco coalition they tried to say they also charge diners the $1.00 which I do not believe. How many families are going out for dinner and told they each had to pay $1.00 extra – or travelers who only stop once in their lifetime being told they need to fess up an extra dollar so the geeks can smoke!. Then they turn around and charge their regular members $25 for a social membership and who knows what for a regular one. But in order to smoke they can pay $1.00. They have been reported several times and I hope they have to refund everyones $1.00. Why didn’tt Pa be like the rest of the states – its NO SMOKING anywhere?

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