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Which best reflects your attitude regarding the statewide smoking ban:

I was for the ban before, and I'm glad it passed.
80 (64.5%)
I was against the ban before, and I wish it hadn't passed.
29 (23.4%)
I was for the ban before, but now I wish it hadn't passed.
1 (0.8%)
I was against the ban before, but now I'm glad it passed.
10 (8.1%)
I had no opinion then, and I have no opinion now.
4 (3.2%)

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #350 on: November 17, 2006, 04:02:23 PM »
Smoking was banned in most public places in Ohio by a 58 percent vote in favor of Issue 5 on Nov. 7 leaving no "if," "and" or cigarette butt.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #351 on: November 18, 2006, 12:31:08 AM »
^Nah, I've been laughing my butt off at them!

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« Reply #352 on: November 18, 2006, 09:04:24 AM »
You are a sick and evil man.

And furthermore, you probably giggle when you see a smoker who has to haul his ash outside to smoke...(ha!)

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #353 on: November 19, 2006, 07:01:57 PM »
From ThisWeek Westerville, 11/16/06:


Smoking ban
Issue 5 approval may force changes in city law

Thursday, November 16, 2006
By LIN RICE
ThisWeek Staff Writer


After voters approved a statewide smoking ban on the Nov. 7 ballot, Westerville may have to re-evaluate its own policy on lighting up in public.

City council members briefly discussed the idea at their meeting on election night, before the polls closed. After results indicated that Issue 5 had passed, community affairs coordinator Scott McAfee said the city's policy is being reconsidered.

"(Council) talked about either changing our ordinance to reflect what the state's ordinance says, or just repealing ours altogether," McAfee said. "Now with a statewide ordinance, they're considering if another body could serve as an enforcement arm of the policy."

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http://www.thisweeknews.com/index.php?sec=westerville&story=sites/thisweeknews/111606/Westerville/News/111606-News-260189.html

From Delaware News, 11/15/06:


Delaware braces for smoke-free law
By MATT GERISH and HOLLY FENNER
 
While Columbus-area suburbs and the capital city itself went smoke free with ordinances passed over the last two years, smokers in Delaware continued to light up indoors.

But with the approval of state Issue 5 last in last week's general election, things will change in Delaware as the state of Ohio goes smoke free Dec. 7.

Although the city of Powell has had an ordinance against smoking in businesses since 2004, the city of Delaware and the rest of Delaware County left the issue up to individual businesses.

"It was an issue that we left up to the people," said Delaware Mayor Windell Wheeler.

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From Reynoldsburg News, 11/15/05:


Bar owners say business may go up in smoke
By DAVID J. CROSS
 
Some Reynoldsburg bar owners say the newly passed statewide smoking ban will harm their businesses.

Ohio voters approved Issue 5, which prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment, in the Nov. 7 general election.

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http://www.snponline.com/NEWS11-15/11-15_rysmoking.html

From the 11/16/06 Marysville Journal-Tribune:


Smoked out
Effect of Issue 5 cloudy

By CINDY BRAKE

Smokers have 21 more days to enjoy a public puff.

On Dec. 8 the rules change when Ohio's new smoking ban, passed Nov. 7 with 58 percent voter approval statewide and 57 percent countywide, becomes law. The law prohibits smoking almost everywhere people meet to work or play. The only exceptions are tobacco shops, designated hotel rooms and enclosed areas of nursing homes.

"I don't think it's going to hurt Benny's Pizza," said restaurant owner Fred Neumeier this week about the law. "It's just a matter of getting used to. We'll do what's legal."

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #354 on: November 19, 2006, 07:03:38 PM »
From the 11/18/06 Fremont News-Messenger:


Law will bring changes
Statewide smoking ban

By MATT SANCTIS
Staff writer


Ohioans easily passed a statewide smoking ban that will take effect next month, but area residents haven't yet decided whether the law is protecting their health or infringing on their personal rights.

Last week, Ohio became the 15th state to pass a smoking ban. The ban will officially take effect on Dec. 7, but the state health department will have six months to draft the rules, said Wendy Simpkins, a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society. The society led the campaign to promote the law, but Simpkins noted more than 550 additional organizations were partners in the effort.
   
"For the American Cancer Society, this is a fairly simple issue," Simpkins said.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #355 on: November 27, 2006, 08:22:43 PM »
No smoking at stadiums?
BY CLIFF PEALE | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
November 27, 2006

CINCINNATI - Hamilton County officials have asked the Hamilton County Prosecutor for guidance on how they should react to a statewide smoking ban passed by Ohio voters earlier this month and scheduled to take effect Dec. 7.

Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Jenny Irey said the office has not received a formal request, but should get one soon and hopes to respond by the end of this week. Hamilton County owns both Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.

Reds and Bengals officials have said they are unsure whether the ban covers some parts of the stadiums where smoking currently is allowed, such as certain parts of the concourse or ramps.

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« Reply #356 on: November 28, 2006, 01:11:28 PM »
Smoking ban effect on stadiums unclear
BY CLIFF PEALE | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
November 28, 2006

CINCINNATI - Hamilton County officials have asked the county prosecutor for guidance on how they should react at county sports stadiums to a statewide smoking ban passed by Ohio voters earlier this month and scheduled to take effect Dec. 7.

Prosecutor's spokeswoman Jenny Irey said the office has not received a formal request but should get one soon and hopes to respond by the end of this week. Hamilton County owns both Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #357 on: November 28, 2006, 05:04:09 PM »
I think the refs should be required to smoke. When they announce the call, the cigarette would bob around on their lip as the smoke stings their eyes. Awesome.
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« Reply #358 on: November 28, 2006, 05:06:51 PM »
I think the refs should be required to smoke. When they announce the call, the cigarette would bob around on their lip as the smoke stings their eyes. Awesome.

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« Reply #359 on: November 29, 2006, 03:26:57 PM »
Smoking ban covers stadiums
BY CLIFF PEALE | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
November 29, 2006

CINCINNATI - The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s office today advised the Bengals and Reds to ban smoking completely in Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park as a result of the smoking ban passed by Ohio voters earlier this month.

The ban will take effect Dec. 7, and the teams had requested guidance on how they should respond. Both the stadiums currently have designated smoking areas in concourses or stairs, and they felt the impact of the law on those areas was unclear. Smoking already is prohibited in the seating bowl of both stadiums.

In an e-mail sent this morning, Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Nee Fong Chin advised the county to prohibit smoking, post no-smoking signs with a telephone number to report violations and remove all ashtrays or other receptacles. The county owns both stadiums.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #360 on: November 29, 2006, 03:48:36 PM »
Thank goodness. The SW corner of Great American was like walking through a forest fire...a forest of evergreens mind you.

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« Reply #362 on: November 30, 2006, 02:12:06 PM »
Thank goodness. The SW corner of Great American was like walking through a forest fire...a forest of evergreens mind you.

You shouldn't even be going to any games, Ink!  What was your record last year?  0-fer-15 or something?  I say allow smoking everywhere as GABP if it gets us some friggin' wins!

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« Reply #363 on: November 30, 2006, 05:29:20 PM »
^I think it finally ended up 3 wins out of our 20 tickets, but I was only at one of those wins, and I left in the ninth inning when they were still behind.

If the wind is blowing right, you can get a face full of smoke from the fireworks, but I usually don't object to fireworks!

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #364 on: December 07, 2006, 12:13:35 AM »
From the November 20, 2006 UD Flyer News (Vol 54, No 17):


Non-smokers await smoking ban 
Nikki Miller
Assistant News Editor


Beginning Dec. 7, people going into a restaurant will not have to worry about sitting behind a puff of smoke.

Ohio voters passed Issue 5 in the Nov. 7 election, a law that bans smoking in public places such as restaurants and bars. The law allows smoking in private homes, outdoor establishments and some family-owned and operated businesses.

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http://www.flyernews.com/article.php?section=News&volume=54&issue=17&artnum=01

From the 10/20/06 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian:


Smoking ban good, bad for business
November 20, 2006
Dan Davis
The Daily Jeffersonian


"Smoking or non-smoking?"

Those words may soon no longer be heard by patrons at restaurants throughout Ohio, as the choice may no longer be available to them.

The passage of Issue 5 by voters Nov. 7 will, upon the law taking effect, eliminate smoking in not only restaurants but in all public offices and meeting rooms, sales floors, storage areas, production floors, restrooms and stairways, warehouses, garages and trucks or automobiles under direct or indirect control of an employer.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #365 on: December 07, 2006, 12:14:51 AM »
From the 11/21/06 Pomeroy Daily Sentinel:


Local health department to enforce smoking ban
By Brian J. Reed
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:27 PM EST


POMEROY - The job of enforcing Ohio's stringent new restrictions on smoking in public will fall on the local health department, but there will be no real enforcement efforts for several months.

In the general election earlier this month, Ohio voters approved a new state law that prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places. While some businesses, such as tobacco stores and specific areas in hotels are exempted, almost all workplaces will be smoke free under the new law.

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« Reply #366 on: December 07, 2006, 12:17:54 AM »
From the 11/22/06 (OSU) Lantern:


Hookah bars in jeopardy
Statewide smoking ban could extinguish popular hangouts

Kara Hardy
Issue date: 11/22/06 Section: Campus

 
The Shisha Lounge on North High Street is a prized smoker's haven in smoke-free Columbus.

Students gather to smoke flavored tobacco out of Middle-Eastern style water pipes, or smoke cigarettes while sipping coffee and munching on falafel sandwiches.

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http://www.thelantern.com/media/storage/paper333/news/2006/11/22/Campus/Hookah.Bars.In.Jeopardy-2506798.shtml?norewrite200612070014&sourcedomain=www.thelantern.com

From the 11/22/06 Urbana Daily Citizen:


Businesses brace for smoking ban
Bowling alley, bar owners most concerned

JULIETTE SWANK
Citizen Correspondent


During the November election voters approved an issue to outlaw smoking in public places, such as restaurants, bars and bowling alleys. The law will take effect statewide Dec. 7.

Health departments will be responsible for enforcing the new law that can cause violators to be fined up to $100 and businesses to be fined up to $2,500.

The Ohio Department of Health will make the rules and regulations under the law, which should be done by June 2007, according to Shelia Hiddleson, Champaign Health District commissioner.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #367 on: December 07, 2006, 12:18:52 AM »
From the 11/23/06 Rocky Fork Enterprise:


Gahanna studying Issue 5's effects on local smoking ban
Thursday, November 23, 2006
By MIRIAM SEGALOFF
Enterprise Staff Writer


Gahanna officials are working to decipher just how a statewide smoking ban will affect enforcement of a similar city law in place since February.

On Nov. 7, voters overwhelmingly passed State Issue 5, a ban on cigarette smoking in bars and restaurants.

However, Gahanna legal officials said they are uncertain how the new state law matches the current city law, particularly in regards to enforcement.

Gahanna City Attorney Tom Weber said he is working on a side-by-side analysis of the two laws. At first blush, however, they seem compatible, he said.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #368 on: December 07, 2006, 12:21:43 AM »
From the 11/24/06 Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune:


State striking up impact of Issue 5
By Zachary Petit, zpetit@advertiser-tribune.com

The familiar question “Smoking or non?” soon is to be moot.

With the passage of state Issue 5 — Smoke-Free Ohio — earlier this month, Ohio joins 14 states with similar laws to snub out smoking in local establishments and businesses.

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http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/articles.asp?articleID=5013

From the 11/24/06 Defiance Crescent-News:


Following smokefree Ohio law, voluntary compliance seems to be the key so far
November 24, 2006
By DARLENE PRINCE
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Voluntary compliance seems to be the key so far to following the smokefree Ohio law, created by the passage of Issue 5 in the Nov. 7 general election, that will ban smoking in public places starting early next month.

The amendment to state law was passed by a large majority of voters in the election, thus making the will of the public very clear that smoking will not be permitted in businesses, restaurants, factories, bars, bowling alleys and many other places.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #369 on: December 07, 2006, 12:23:06 AM »
From the 11/25/06 Dispatch:


Hookah lounges drop food items
Smoking ban orders changes if businesses want to offer smoking

Saturday, November 25, 2006
Dean Narciso
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH


At least three Columbus hookah lounges will remove healthful foods from their menus to comply with the statewide smoking ban, which takes effect Dec. 7.

Issue 5, which voters approved on Nov. 7, permits smoking in businesses where tobacco sales are at least 80 percent of gross revenues.

That means that the Shisha Lounge in the University District, and others that offer Middle Eastern-style water pipes and tobacco, will remove nutritional juices, fresh meats and sandwiches.

The three-year-old shop’s tobacco sales complied with Columbus’ smok- ing ban, which allowed smoking as long as tobacco sales accounted for at least 65 percent of revenues.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #370 on: December 07, 2006, 12:27:49 AM »
From the 11/26/06 Toledo Blade:


Clubs probe for loopholes in smoke ban
Few exemptions likely in strict new Ohio law

By JIM PROVANCE
BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU


COLUMBUS — Forget the cigar with your drink at the country club after a round of golf or after a hard day at the office.

And don’t think about lighting up at a wedding reception at the Elks Lodge or at the Veterans of Foreign Wars fish fry.

Local VFW and American Legion posts, Moose lodges, and other private clubs across the state are scrambling to see if they can qualify for an exemption after voters decided Nov. 7 to make Ohio the first Midwestern state to ban smoking in nearly all indoor public places.

The law, which takes effect Dec. 7, is so narrowly tailored that many not-for-profit clubs and fraternal organizations are expected to be classified as smoke-free workplaces.

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From the 11/26/06 Lancaster Eagle-Gazette:


Smoking ban takes effect Dec. 7
By CARL BURNETT JR.
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LANCASTER - People caught smoking in public places and places of employment could be fined $100 in less than two weeks, and businesses allowing it could be fined up to $2,500 for repeated offenses.

The fines are part of the Smoke Free Workplace Act, which becomes law in Ohio on Dec. 7.
   
Ohio voters passed the act Nov. 7. It requires public places and places of employment to be smoke-free as of Dec. 7.

Lance Poling, 32, of Amanda, took his child to the River Valley Mall on Friday and said he was glad the smoking ban was going into effect, but understood there would be challenges.

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http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061126/NEWS01/611260302/1002/rss01
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #371 on: December 07, 2006, 12:30:00 AM »
From the 11/27/06 East Liverpool Review:


Statewide no smoking law begins Dec. 7
By MARY ANN GREIER (mgreier@salemnews.net)

LISBON — A new statewide law against smoking in places where employees or the public gather takes effect Dec. 7, supposedly bringing an end to smoky bars and smoking sections in restaurants.

The public shouldn’t expect to see the smoking police snuffing out cigarettes of offenders right away since the Ohio Department of Health has six months to write the rules.

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« Reply #372 on: December 07, 2006, 12:31:38 AM »
From the 11/28/06 Defiance Crescent-News:


Confusing, bothersome, irritating
November 28, 2006
By HEATHER BAUGHMAN
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The ban will begin Dec. 7, but some area establishments are not ready ... or even willing to admit defeat against the smoking ban. Others, however, are simply prepared to put away the ashtrays and abide by the law.

State Issue 5 was passed by Ohio voters on Nov. 7, creating Ohio's indoor smoking ban. This new law requires all "public places" and "places of employment" in the state to be smoke-free as of Dec. 7. These business and organizations must also post "no smoking" signs that contain the telephone number 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) for reporting violations, and remove ashtrays and other smoking receptacles from the buildings.

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http://www.crescent-news.com/news/article/393191

From the 11/28/06 Eaton Register-Herald:


Area businesses, patrons differ in smoking ban opinions
Elizabeth Saunders
Staff Writer


With the passage of Issue 5 on the Ohio ballot earlier this month, as of Dec. 7, smoking will be prohibited in public places and places of employment.

Though this bill passed in Ohio, Preble County residents, employees and business owners seem to have differing opinions on the subject.

Audrey Burke, a server at Bob Evans Restaurant, said, "The option to have a smoking section has been taken away from us and I think a lot of people are upset about it. I think it's going to affect our business."

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http://www.registerherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=124271&TM=2030.083
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #373 on: December 07, 2006, 12:38:03 AM »
From Big Walnut News, 11/29/06:


Businesses prepare for smoking ban
By ANGIE SCHMITT
 
In 2005, it swept through Columbus. Then it moved across Powell, Dublin, Worthington and several other Central Ohio communities.

Now, smoking in public places statewide will be squelched Dec. 8 as a result of voter approval of Issue 5 on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Soon Sunbury and Galena will be smoke free, and local business owners are preparing to clear the air.

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http://www.snponline.com/NEWS11-29/11-29_bwsmoking.html
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #374 on: December 07, 2006, 12:39:55 AM »
From the 11/30/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Crowd airs concerns on details of new law
Some club and bar owners at the forum say they're afraid they'll lose business.

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


AUSTINTOWN — There were more questions than answers Wednesday at the first of three public meetings aimed at informing business owners and individuals about Ohio's new Smoke Free Workplace Act.

But if the standing-room-only crowd at the Austintown Township government building is any indication, there is plenty of interest in finding out how the new law will affect establishments, including manufacturing facilities, private clubs, restaurants, outdoor sports venues and bars.

The next two meetings, conducted by the Mahoning County, Struthers City and Youngstown City health departments in partnership with the Regional Chamber, are at 10:30 a.m. today at Oakhill Renaissance Center, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown; and at 2 p.m. Friday at the Boardman Township building, 8299 Market St., Boardman.


How will law be enforced?

Business owners asked how to enforce the law, since no rules have been developed by the Ohio Department of Health. The ODH has until June 7, 2007, to interpret the act and develop rules to enforce it.

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http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/306679485248928.php

From the 11/30/06 Massillon Independent:


Bingo parlors trying to sidestep smoking ban
By PAUL E. KOSTYU
Copley Columbus Bureau Chief


Bingo parlors are searching for ways to get around the smoking ban that takes effect Dec. 7, but that might be trickier than they think.

The Children’s Toy Fund bingo parlor at 2401 Swiss Ave. S.W. in Perry Township has circulated a flier saying smoking will be allowed at the parlor because it is turning into a private club effective Friday.

Private clubs are exempt from the smoking ban, which was passed statewide on Nov. 7 with 58 percent of the vote, as long as they meet several conditions:

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #375 on: December 07, 2006, 12:43:15 AM »
From the 12/2/06 Times-Reporter:


No butts about it - smoking out Dec. 7  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
By KYLE KONDIK, T-R Staff Writer

It is unclear as to who will eventually enforce the state’s new ban on smoking in most public places, but it will go into effect Thursday nonetheless.

Issue 5, which passed with about 58 percent of the vote last month, bans smoking in most enclosed public places.


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« Reply #376 on: December 07, 2006, 12:53:40 AM »
From the 12/3/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Smokers face new challenge
By BILL RODGERS Tribune Chronicle

Ohio’s ban on smoking in public places takes effect Thursday. The law, which made Ohio the 15th state to adopt such a ban, has some area businesses studying how to avoid fines and how the law works.

‘‘I have no clue what’s going on,’’ said James Heilman, manager of the Up A Creek Tavern in Howland. ‘‘We’re not letting anyone smoke on Thursday. I know that.’’

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http://tribune-chronicle.com/articles.asp?articleID=11908

From the 12/3/06 Springfield News-Sun:


Some workers face adjustment
Smoking cessation programs will be offered at some companies.

By Kelly Baker
Staff Writer
Sunday, December 03, 2006


Beverly Michener has warned her co-workers that she might not be her cheery self after Thursday.

The International Truck and Engine Corp. employee, who has been a smoker for 33 years, will have to give up about half of the cigarettes she normally smokes during the work day because of Ohio's new smoking ban.
 
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http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2006/12/02/sns120306smoker.html

From the 12/3/06 Marion Star:


Ohio set to snuff smoking
Enforcement vague, but ban goes in effect Dec. 7

By JOHN JARVIS
The Marion Star


MARION - Enforcement of a statewide smoking ban may be inconsistent initially, but the owner of a local eatery and watering hole plans to make sure no one inhales nicotine in her establishment.

Karen Gillespie saw the transition that took place in restaurants she managed when a smoking ban was enacted in Columbus a year ago. Now president of OK Café and Catering Inc., 734 E. Center St., Gillespie welcomes the statewide ban of smoking in enclosed public places, which takes effect Dec. 7.
   
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From same:


It's the law
So change to smokefree Ohio expected to be uneventful

By JOHN JARVIS
The Marion Star


Life is going to change for smokers and public places Dec. 7 in Marion and the rest of Ohio when a statewide smoking ban takes effect.

Marion resident Brian Jester expects the transition will be uneventful.

"It doesn't bother me at all," he said, while sitting at a table in the OK Café on East Center Street. "I think it's going to be better for the business owner. I lived in Los Angeles for three years, and it's the same way around there. As long as owners are courteous it shouldn't be a problem."


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http://www.marionstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061203/NEWS01/612030302/1002/rss01

From the 12/3/06 Coshocton Tribune:


Business owners transition to comply with law
By HOLLY RICHARDS
Zanesville Times Recorder
and JOSIE McCORMICK
Staff Writer


COSHOCTON - With the success of Issue 5, restaurants, bars and other public businesses now have the challenge of attempting to enforce nonsmoking procedures.

One Coshocton restaurateur has already been told how to implement the ban's policies. Bob Clark, owner of Clarks Bar and Grill, said the Health Department informed him that if there is a complaint of somebody smoking, it will be checked out.
   
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From the 12/3/06 Wooster Daily Record:


Smoking ban gets mixed reviews
December 3, 2006
By CHRIS KICK
Staff Writer


WOOSTER Ohio smokers are just four days away from the onset of a smoking ban that will prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment, and owners and patrons of local businesses are divided over what effect the ban will have.

Voters approved the ban Nov. 7 when they passed Issue 5, which prohibits smoking in most restaurants and bars, and requires proprietors to remove ashtrays and post "No Smoking" signs, which must include a telephone number patrons can call to report violations.

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From the 12/4/06 PD:


Snuff 'em out: It's the law
Employers hurry to comply, figure out what happens if they don't ban smoking

Monday, December 04, 2006
Henry J. Gomez
Plain Dealer Reporter


Perhaps as soon as this week, your favorite neighborhood watering hole or cozy little eatery will toss away the ashtrays.

Come Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health expects all businesses to be in compliance with Issue 5, the statewide ban on smoking in public places that voters agreed to last month.

Restaurants and, in particular, bars - where owners worry about losing regulars who enjoy a cigarette with their drink - have received most of the attention.

But the new law also will have significant implications for employers, at least the relative few that had not already forced smokers to catch their fix outside the building. Some of these companies, which range from large auto-parts suppliers and manufacturers to small, family-run shops, are scrambling to comply and struggling to understand what happens if they don't.


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http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/116514062629880.xml&coll=2

From the 12/4/06 ABJ:


Ohio ban starts Thursday
By Rick Armon
Beacon Journal staff writer


Ed Gazdacko figured he'd inject a little levity into the whole smoking vs. nonsmoking issue.

So the day after Ohio voters approved a tough new anti-smoking law, the owner of Sto-Kent Family Entertainment typed a message into an electronic sign outside his Stow bowling, bar and volleyball business. It reads: "Big Sale. Ashtrays. $1.00 Each.''


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From the 12/4/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Packing away the ashtrays
By: SCOT ALLYN, Morning Journal Writer
12/04/2006


The law, voted in by 58.7 percent of Ohio voters on Nov. 7, prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and work places in the state. Although smokers can still light up at home, outdoors and in a handful of retail tobacco stores and private clubs, a match has been set to the tradition of the cigarette and a cocktail or beer in a smoke-filled saloon.

All businesses must display "No Smoking" signs at entrances and throughout their premises, according to the Lorain County General Health District Web site. The signs include a toll-free number to call for reporting violations: (866) 559-6446. Sample signs can be downloaded from the Web site, www.loraincountyhealth.com.

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From the 12/4/06 Zanesville Times Recorder:


New smoking law draws mixed feelings
By HOLLY RICHARDS
Staff Writer


ZANESVILLE - At least one, and sometimes multiple packs of cigarettes a day, were part of Brent Moore's life for 25 years.

At age 35, Moore was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, and within a few months, he underwent separate angioplasty procedures on both legs to open plugged femoral arteries. While smoking was not a direct cause of the disease, Moore's surgeon said it most likely contributed to and encouraged the early onset.

Moore continued to smoke for a few years, but he suffered another blockage so severe that it could only be cured by an arterial bypass. "My surgeon wanted to delay the operation as long as possible because I was under 40, but the condition worsened, and on my 39th birthday I went under the knife," Moore said. "I smoked my last cigarette that morning, and have not smoked in over 10 years now."

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http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061204/NEWS01/612040303/1002/rss01

From the 12/4/06 Chillicothe Gazette:


Locals preparing for new smoking ban
By JONA ISON
Gazette Staff Writer


No rules have been made to enforce the statewide smoking ban passed last month, but the Ohio Department of Health maintains the state is to become smoke-free starting Thursday.

Area restaurants and bars have begun making plans to pitch ashtrays, post signs and inform customers to head outside before lighting up, even though some aren't too happy about it.

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http://www.chillicothegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061204/NEWS01/612040317/1002/rss01

From the 12/4/06 Greenville Daily Advocate:


Patrons unhappy over smoking ban
Can new law actually add to local customer base?

Bob Robinson
Managing Editor


GREENVILLE - "It seems the fun Nazis have their way again…"

More than a dozen patrons and employees at two local bars expressed their opinions about the new smoking ban that goes into effect Thursday.

They aren't happy.

"I would imagine that as it gets colder I won't be going out as much," said Kevin, a customer at Sportzters on South Broadway. "I won't want to step out into 10-degree weather to have a cigarette."

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http://www.dailyadvocate.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=122586&TM=865.305
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« Reply #378 on: December 07, 2006, 01:12:07 AM »
From the 12/5/06 Newark Advocate:


Smoking ban includes outside business doors
Ohio ban begins Thursday

By LIZA MARTIN
Advocate Reporter


NEWARK -- Exactly 30 days after voters enacted Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Act, the statewide smoking ban goes into effect Thursday, and most local agencies and businesses anticipate a smooth transition into a smoke-free Ohio.

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http://www.newarkadvocate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061205/NEWS01/612050303/1002/rss01

From the 12/5/06 Wooster Daily Record:


Officials worry over lack of clarity
Holmes commissioners concerned about funding, details of smoking ban

December 5, 2006
By JUNE CHANDLER-WHITE
Staff Writer


MILLERSBURG -- Many of the same ash receptacles found at Holmes County's government buildings have been around long before Commissioner Dave Hall took office, back to the days when Hall's dad, Sonny, worked in maintenance.

"They've made their migration from being inside in the '70s to outside in the '80s, and now they are gone," Dave Hall said.

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http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/1130292

From the 12/5/06 Alliance Review:


Some bar patrons, owners defiant about smoking ban
Gayle Agnew
December 5, 2006
The Review


"I never was a smoker and I don't like it (smoke)," Betty Zurbrugg said. Her husband, Leland, said, "I used to smoke and after quitting, I realized how dirty it is. It gets into your house, clothes and hair. Somebody that never smoked notices it much more than a person who smoked."

Opinions were varied as people, smokers and non-smokers, were asked how they felt about the smoking ban that goes into effect on Thursday.

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« Reply #379 on: December 07, 2006, 01:22:49 AM »
From the 12/6/06 PD:


Smokey to ticket smoking truckers?
But law won't touch out-of-state haulers

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Harlan Spector
Plain Dealer Reporter


Big-rig driver Steve Kerr was surprised to learn that Ohio's new public smoking ban allows the arm of the law to reach inside the cab of his truck.

The workplace smoking ban, which takes effect Thursday, extends to company vehicles of all types based in Ohio.

And, like bars and restaurants, trucks have to get rid of ash trays and post no-smoking signs at all entrances, said an Ohio Department of Health spokesman.
 
Geez, what's next for truckers, mandatory decaf?

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Who you gonna call? Smokebuster line opening
Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Health officials say a phone line to report violators of the new state smoking ban will become operable when the law takes effect Thursday, even though there are no enforcement provisions.

The state has until June to devise enforcement rules for the sweeping anti-smoking law approved by 58 percent of voters last month. In the meantime, the Ohio Department of Health will warn businesses by letter or telephone when the state receives complaints, a spokesman said Tuesday.

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From the 12/6/06 Toledo Blade:


STATE LAW TAKES EFFECT TOMORROW
As smoking ban begins, enforcement plan hazy

By ROBIN ERB
BLADE STAFF WRITER


The ashtrays in Ohio's bars, restaurants, and other public places are to be removed tonight as they must go smoke-free beginning tomorrow.

But there are no precise penalties in place - at least not yet - for scofflaws of the first statewide smoking ban in the Midwest.

"It's akin to traffic laws," explained Kristopher Weiss, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Health. "People are expected to follow them even if there's not an officer on the side of the road."

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http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061206/NEWS24/612060417/-1/NEWS

From the 12/6/06 DDN:


Smokers get their last puffs in indoor setting before ban
The clouds of smoke will vanish from almost all indoor, public places on Thursday.

By Steve Bennish
Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 06, 2006


DAYTON — Amid a blue haze of smoke, Summer Brading rolls a perfect set of cigars.

While not serving drinks at a club at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, she shows off her expertise with fresh leaf tobacco and wooden molds.
 
Brading, 30, of Bellbrook was a star attraction at Tuesday's Cigar Lovers' Dinner at Dublin Pub. It was a time for deep indulgence — with every pork chop dinner came a custom-rolled cigar — and wistful longings for a time when anti-smoking forces didn't show up in so many numbers at the polls.

Officially, it was a last hurrah for indoor smokers in Ohio who prefer to cap off their mashed potatoes with a few choice puffs. A state law effective Thursday for the most part forbids indoor smoking in public venues.

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http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2006/12/05/ddn120606smoke.html

From the 12/6/06 Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:


Bars and restaurants preparing for unknown
Joe Medici
and Lisa Roberson
The Chronicle-Telegram


Smoke-free Ohio is becoming a reality Thursday, a little too soon for restaurants and bars left with more questions than answers.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” said second-generation bar owner Curt Brugh. “People who come in here smoke, and now that they can’t, I wonder if they are still going to come in here at all.”

Brugh said he hasn’t outfitted his establishment, Herb’s Tavern in Rocky River, with the necessary literature to warn customers yet, but he knows come Thursday he will be throwing away his ashtrays.

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http://www.chroniclet.com/Daily%20Pages/120606head13.html

From same:


Smokers blazing mad about statewide ruling
Lisa Roberson
The Chronicle-Telegram


The statewide smoking ban approved by voters last month goes into effect Thursday — leaving droves of smokers out in the cold, scrambling to obey the law one puff at a time.

The law comes with restrictions on where smokers can light up and stipulates how far from a building’s entrance they must be before lighting up. Ask most smokers how they feel about the new law, and the response generally includes colorful language not fit to print.

“It’s a bunch of bull,” said Walter King, 49, of Elyria. “I have never been to a bar and not seen someone smoking, because people know that’s what people do when they drink.”

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http://www.chroniclet.com/Daily%20Pages/120606head15.html
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« Reply #380 on: December 07, 2006, 01:30:34 AM »
From the 12/6/06 Lima News:


Smoking ban begins Thursday
BY KIMBERLY R. SIMMONS - Dec. 6, 2006

LIMA — Lickity Split has been a gathering spot for retirees in the community for as long as G.G. Watters can remember.

Watters, who works at the restaurant owned by her husband, Jeff, and his mother, said many of them sit around the counter or at tables for hours just talking.

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From the 12/6/06 Mansfield News Journal:

No smoking signs going up around area
By Linda Martz
News Journal


MANSFIELD -- Victor Arredondo knows Ohio's ban on smoking in public places -- which goes into effect Thursday -- has lit habitual smokers' sense of outrage.

Arredondo, a tobacco treatment specialist for Community Action for Capable Youth, tried posting copies of the official "no smoking" signs at entrances to Longview Center, where his agency is located. The signs will be required in public places.
 
"I put up signs this week -- and somebody's been taking them down. Tonight I'll put them back up. They'll probably be gone again by mid-morning," he said. "It's going to be challenging."

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From the 12/6/06 Alliance Review:


Local restaurateur laments lack of choice in his establishment
Joni Bowen
December 6, 2006
The Review


Local restaurant and bar patrons will be met with cleaner air -- and an ash-tray free dining experience -- come Thursday.

In accordance with the passage of Issue 5, all Ohio businesses and organizations are required to comply with the state's indoor smoking ban statute beginning Thursday. What this means for local businesses -- according to the Ohio Department of Health -- is that signs must be posted and ash trays and other smoking receptacles must be removed by that day.

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http://www.the-review.com/news/article/1134101

From the 12/6/06 Ashtabula Star Beacon:


Butts out: No-smoking law lights up Thursday  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
By MARK TODD
Staff Writer
mtodd@starbeacon.com


Smoking sections in restaurants - - indeed, puffing in any public place - - will be a thing of the past come 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

That's when a state law voters strongly approved in November takes effect, dousing cigarettes in all but a few locations. The air will clear in many places where smoking had once been an option, including restaurants and taverns.

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http://www.starbeacon.com/local/local_story_340073047

From the 12/6/06 Washington Court House Record Herald:


Smoking ban starts tomorrow
People to light up for last time in public buildings, work places

Ryan Carter
Staff Writer


Fayette County smokers are ready to "light up" tonight for one final time inside their favorite restaurants and bars.

"I'm not happy about the new law," said Tom Garringer of Washington C.H. "When I go out to a bar, I like to smoke and I feel that this is taking away my freedom to do so. I don't like it one bit, but on Wednesday I'm going to celebrate my last night of smoking."

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http://www.recordherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=126910&TM=42120.68
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #381 on: December 07, 2006, 01:34:27 AM »
From the 12/6/06 Fostoria Review Times:


Smoke 'em if you got 'em; ban begins Thursday
By RUSS ZIMMER
staff writer


State officials have six months to formulate rules for implementing and enforcing the comprehensive smoking ban. During the meantime, several local clubs and bars are going to wait for further instruction.

"They weren't ready for this themselves," Gary Hagan, owner of G.P. Slammers, said of the state.

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From the 12/6/06 Logan Daily News:


Smoking ban hits Hocking
Amendment goes into effect Thursday

Miranda Miller
   
LOGAN - Jason Matthews comes to the Easy Street Bar to smoke his favorite brand, socialize and relax after a long day. However, beginning Thursday, Dec. 7, Matthews won't be able to enjoy this ritual any longer. He and other Ohio smokers won't be permitted to smoke in public places, due to the smoking ban approved by 58 percent of voters on Election Day.


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From Whitehall News, 12/6/06:


Local businesses brace for smoking ban
The statewide ban goes into effect today.

By AARON REINCHELD

Diners at Ohio restaurants and patrons of local businesses will have one less decision to make as indoor smoking is taken off the menu this week.

The move is getting mixed reviews from Whitehall businesses.

Effective today, the state law, approved by voters last month, bans smoking in enclosed public places, which include restaurants, bars and bowling alleys.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #382 on: December 07, 2006, 09:15:06 AM »
Mich. bars, restaurants may attract Ohio smokers

December 6, 2006

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MONROE, Mich. -- Ashtrays may inspire more Ohioans to cross over into Michigan for a spot to light up because smoking is being banned in nearly all of the Buckeye State's indoor public places, including bars and restaurants.

The Ohio law takes effect Thursday.

"We're hoping to get a lot busier starting Thursday," Sheryl Anstine of Lambertville, manager at Firehouse 47 Bar & Grill in Ottawa Lake, told The Monroe Evening News. "We hope to see a lot more people from Toledo visiting our place."

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #383 on: December 07, 2006, 10:04:49 AM »
This morning, my Leadership Clinton outing got cancelled because of the snow, so my group went to frisches for breakfast instead of going back to school. It was funny to listen to the people coming in and complaining that they couldn't smoke. People watching is fun... but its even better when they are providing great material for you to watch.
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #384 on: December 07, 2006, 10:43:52 AM »
Smoking ban under challenge
Liquor-license holders file lawsuit to block enforcement
BY JAMES MCNAIR | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
December 7, 2006

Ohio barflies: Keep those cigarettes handy.

The trade association for Ohio liquor-license holders filed suit Wednseday afternoon in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to block the state Department of Health from enforcing the ban.

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