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2011 House Bill 4127: Create smoking ban exceptions
  1. Introduced by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D) on January 20, 2011, to revise the law that prohibits a bar or restaurant owner from choosing to allow smoking in his or her establishment, to instead give the owner the choice to allow smoking in a “smoking room” or rooms where no food is served, subject to various other conditions.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on January 20, 2011.

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Re: 2011 House Bill 4127 (Create smoking ban exceptions )  by Glasher on September 19, 2011 

We need to require smokers to wear an armband with a picture of a cigarette on it, that way we will know who they are and able to keep a better eye on them. After all, it is 'them' isn't it?



 



Re: 2011 House Bill 4127 (Create smoking ban exceptions )  by teller1 on September 8, 2011 

 My widowed friend w/ 4 kids worked in the neighborhood bar, near her home.  She now has a multitude of second hand smoke exposure illnesses, her non-smoking son died of cancer recently, young, he sat in the bar after school waiting for his mother,who never picked up a cigarette for herself. Less than 20% of the population smokes, why do the 80% have to be exposed to the thousands of chemicals coming out of the end of a lit cigarette? They can haul both of their 'butts' outside!



Re: 2011 House Bill 4127 (Create smoking ban exceptions )  by teller1 on September 8, 2011 

 Listen here!  The owners complaining about the smoking ban must serve watered down drinks or have some other issues because since the smoking ban every bar/restaurant I've been in is busy.  I have talked to servers who themselves are smokers they love it. There is a national movement to make Casinos smoke free. As far as smoking areas this is the same as a 'peeing' section in the pool. The thousands of cancer, heart/vasular, lung disease, asthma causing chemicals that pump out of the end of cigarettes should not be forced into or on the bodies of none smokers. I smell the big money tobacco lobbyists here. And wait didn't I see the Macinaw Center at the top of a page here, the group who would like to see our public schools eliminated and on and on ad nauseum who recieve funds from the K$$h brothers. VOTE McBroom OUT!  And the two who wrote the bills watering down the smokefree laws. We need jobs, why is he/they wasting precious time on this!!!???



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