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Marshall Ban May Wind Up Outside

Public can comment on whether to expand smoking prohibitions

January 24, 2013

MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County Board of Health is proposing expanding its existing smoking ban to include some outdoor areas and hotel rooms....

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DisplacedWVian

Jan-24-13 6:23 AM

Give 'em an inch, and they will take a mile. Just another example of bureaucrats drunk on their own "power".

I haven't smoked in many, many years, so that has nothing to do with my comment. But I am tired of fascistic, un-elected public officials dictating to us. If they want to ban something it should go through a legislative process involving duly elected individuals, or be put on a ballot for the public to decide.

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DisplacedWVian

Jan-24-13 6:47 AM

What's next?....

SALEM, OR (KPTV): "Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription."

"Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both."

Never think that it can't or won't happen here.

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Orlando

Jan-24-13 7:00 AM

Florida has had a State ban on smoking in all public places including bars, restaurants, bingo halls etc for several years. No harm done to business. It would bode WV to do the same and it isn't stepping on your rights. You can always smoke in your car and home if you care to stink them up.

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Justinterested

Jan-24-13 7:51 AM

Great idea! I only wish the Health Department would strongly consider extending the ban to bars. At the least, define bar/restaurant. There are "restaurants" in Moundsville that also serve alcohol that do not comply with the ban.

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SpankysLastDance

Jan-24-13 7:56 AM

Wow,who would have thought that Marshall County.a little ole place in Wv could be so progressive. Progressiveism certainly is a disease. Just another reason to not spend money, do business or travel there. Maybe they should write laws banning loud mufflers, car bumpers higher than factory installed height and 4 wheelers tearing up the countryside! These people using the children as an excuse to get their way is disgusting****MIES! Nazi's and terrorists do that stuff! Cowards!

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boxerboy

Jan-24-13 8:00 AM

"restaurants" in Moundsville' -- like the Prima.

It's a good place to go for meetings and lunch but someone inevitably strikes up and you're stuck with that stink on your suit jacket. Another $10 dry cleaning bill to put up with inconsiderate slobs.

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88WVU93

Jan-24-13 8:20 AM

The best thing they ever did was ban smoking in Ohio County bars. I wish Marshall would follow. The only bar/restaurant I enjoy going to in Moundsville is BW3. No smoking and the place always has people in it.

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Triton

Jan-24-13 8:31 AM

I personally love those people who threaten to not spend money or visit locales that have smoking bans. That makes the non smoking public shake in fear. When I was in the Army I smoked and when I came home I fought the fight and stopped. Its a health hazard and it stinks like unwiped butt. Hotel rooms that are nonsmoking always end up with some smoker who stinks it up for years to come. The health department's job is to prevent disease. Lung cancer is one. Will there be any hotel operators protesting the end of smoking rooms? No. Smoking is an addiction (I know how hard it was to quit) and the excuses for doing it are like every other addiction..but the one where we will all starve if the HD bans smoking around humans and their habitat? That one is precious. If you smoke you smell like dirty socks and a lot of people don't want to share wearing your odor around. Smoking is your problem, deal with it.

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GETACLUE

Jan-24-13 9:01 AM

If I choose to have smoking in my bar non smokers have the right to not patronize it. Choice people it is a good thing.

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CTMountaineer

Jan-24-13 9:46 AM

Hotel rooms? When will the social engineering Nazi patrol get around to telling you how what you can do in your own bedroom?

Just how long is it goint to take for these people to totally destroy freedom and individual liberty, and make everyone the perfect clone of their notion of the perfect citizen?

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Rusty1

Jan-24-13 10:24 AM

I am not a smoker(and I don't recommend it to anyone) but this constant chipping away of the individual rights of citizens needs to stop. You think it's a good thing? Wait until your ox gets gored and see how you like it. Cigarettes are still a legal product and this is still America. Or at least it used to be.

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LoriAA

Jan-24-13 10:43 AM

The way things are going cigarettes will be illegal soon. You gotta love this "free country". I never understood not being allowed to smoke outside in your own car like at Wheeling hospital. It is an individuals right to do what they want in their own vehicle. And i dare someone to tell me people can't smoke in my home.

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88WVU93

Jan-24-13 12:04 PM

If most smokers weren't pigs then there wouldn't be bans against smoking outside. Go to any business, school or other public area where smokers congregate and you'll see dirty butts everywhere. Pigs. You can put all the canisters in the world in that area and most smokers will still simply flick it into the bushes or stomp it out. I tried to fix that situation at a former job and it was impossible. Even making the smokers clean up all the butts on the property didn't stop it. What percentage of smokers keep their finished butt in their car or throw it out the window? Pigs.

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skunky

Jan-24-13 12:05 PM

This is abuse of power. It is illegal and someone needs to stand up to these people. ABUSE OF POWER.

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skunky

Jan-24-13 12:09 PM

When is a lawyer going to have guts to stand up to this? You have gone to far and if you try this with cokes or pepsi when does it stop? ABUSE OF POWER. This is wrong. I am a Vet. It is taking away our rights to be and do what we want to do. If I want to eat a hamburger then who the heck do you think you are? You have gone to far now. Enough is enough

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skunky

Jan-24-13 12:10 PM

I mean I am a veteran.

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impact

Jan-24-13 2:12 PM

I'm an ex-smoker and happy to be one. That said, these people are getting carried away. Maybe they'll come after the drinkers. You can have my bottle of Budweiser when you can pry it from my cold dead hands!

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impact

Jan-24-13 2:16 PM

@88WVU93 I agree about the butts all over, but that's not behind the ban. Although they may have health concerns, they basically impose the ban because they can. Its power and they're on a trip!

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boxerboy

Jan-24-13 2:56 PM

The picture accompanying this article is years old. A pack of Marboros costs $4.95

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nobama

Jan-24-13 5:34 PM

Good idea..I quit years ago and don't want to smell your cigs

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Wheeldog

Jan-24-13 5:54 PM

I'm fer hit! When someone figures out a way to keep all the toxic fumes produced by smoking entirely within the lungs of the smoker and be able to make a cigarette that doesn't end up cluttering public places I will support the right to smoke.

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GETACLUE

Jan-24-13 9:02 PM

88WVU93 From reading your posts I see you don't have a problem with smokers you have a problem with people LITTERING.

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skunky

Jan-24-13 10:57 PM

According to history**** tobacco was one of the main export products of America and the farmers made big money sending it to England. People made their living selling tobacco including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Tobacco is the only thing I know of that is made in America. Zippo lighters and pipes and such. China even makes our American Greeting Cards now. If you want to*****the life out of American Economy this is a good way to do it. I for one being the Vietnam Vet I am will not take this very easy and putting mental stress on smokers is not fair not to mention physical. Cars kill and they are not banned. Alcohol kills and it is not banned. Why discriminate against smokers?

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skunky

Jan-24-13 10:57 PM

According to history**** tobacco was one of the main export products of America and the farmers made big money sending it to England. People made their living selling tobacco including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Tobacco is the only thing I know of that is made in America. Zippo lighters and pipes and such. China even makes our American Greeting Cards now. If you want to*****the life out of American Economy this is a good way to do it. I for one being the Vietnam Vet I am will not take this very easy and putting mental stress on smokers is not fair not to mention physical. Cars kill and they are not banned. Alcohol kills and it is not banned. Why discriminate against smokers?

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skunky

Jan-24-13 11:01 PM

And now I notice the Free press censors or freedom of speech. What kind of America are we living in now. The Freedom of the press removes words written in the press paper. Disgusting. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Your not Americans. You are communist. Doctor is 6 letters. Health is 6 letters Mercer is 6 letters. 666. is that plain enough?

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