Smoke Free DC – 100 Days To Go!

Oh it is so close I can taste it. I can smell the cig free air and the smoke free cloths, feel the phlegm free lungs.

In only 100 days, we will be Smoke Free DC. Only 14 more weekends of ashtrays indoors, of stinky clothes, of deadly air.

Then we can breathe deeply, we can sing loudly, we can be Smoke Free DC.

Join me in the 100 days countdown, in the 100 days celebration, in the 100 days till lung-cleansing freedom!

Smoke Free DC – not a day too soon.

6 Comments so far

  1. john (unregistered) on September 24th, 2006 @ 1:13 am

    only a hundred more days until more suppression of our rights as civilians in this great country…installing cameras, prohibiting smoking in bars, what next?

  2. Krempasky (unregistered) on September 24th, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    yay. only a few more days till private membership clubs are forced to forbid members from smoking in private, reserved rooms.

  3. wayan (unregistered) on September 24th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    Your rights end when you endanger other’s health, be they random bar patrons or those who work in private clubs.

    Secondhand smoke is deadly, period.

  4. Krempasky (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 8:00 am

    Uh huh. Never heard of a decreasing margin of return, I suppose. That’s ok, the single extended conversation you and I have ever had showed that whatever hat tip you send towards people’s choices is really nothing more than window dressing. The data, as it were, hardly motivates you in a manner remotely close to your crankiness at a stinky bar scene.

  5. Robis (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    Nobody has a RIGHT to smoke; and since when you smoke, you impugn the right of others to NOT smoke. Yes, that’s right, when you light up, all the smoke that you don’t keep in your lungs goes somewhere else—want to guess where? The lungs, clothes, eyes, etc. of those around you.

    And let’s not play the whole decreasing margin of return crap. I don’t care if the danger is less than some might say, I still choose not to smoke. I should have the right to decide for myself if I want to smoke, I shouldn’t be forced into it.

    Finally, people who want to smoke have the right to smoke all they want–in their homes, where they do all the other activities that others neither wish to be exposed to or participate in. I’ll make a deal with all smokers: I’ll not touch myself sexually in public if you don’t smoke in public.

  6. Don (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 11:54 am

    I guess it depends on how you define “private membership clubs,” but tobacco-focused operations can continue to run.” Tobacco bars, defined as a restaurant, tavern, brew pub, club, or nightclub that generates 10% or more of its total annual revenue from the on-site sale of tobacco products, excluding sales from vending machines, or the rental of on-site humidors are specifically exempted from the legislation.

    I happen to think the law should have included another exemption vector for organizations willing to install advanced air handling/processing equipment, although in areas that have passed bans like my hometown very few – if any – businesses avail themselves of that option.

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