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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #330 on: November 14, 2006, 09:40:56 AM »
Wait a minute... I always thought the day the smoking ban would go in effect was January 1.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #331 on: November 14, 2006, 09:46:01 AM »
Wait a minute... I always thought the day the smoking ban would go in effect was January 1.

Nope...December 7.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #332 on: November 14, 2006, 09:47:54 AM »
I'm sure by the end of January we'll see a slew of poorly written articles having either joe schmo or suzy snowflake talking about their bar/restaurant blabbering about a rise or lowering of revenue

wow, its starting earlier than expected

Fuck suzy snowflake.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #333 on: November 14, 2006, 10:07:48 AM »
but you're okay with joe schmo?

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #334 on: November 14, 2006, 11:32:25 AM »
but you're okay with joe schmo?

He's all yours.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #335 on: November 14, 2006, 05:26:53 PM »
From the 11/14/06 Miami Student:


Ohio smoking ban complements Miami's recently approved policy
Lauren Miller, Senior Staff Writer
Issue date: 11/14/06 Section: Front Page

 
More change is in the air at Miami University since the state passed the Smoke Free Workplace Act Nov. 7, which bans smoking in all restaurants, bars, public places and workplaces in Ohio.

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http://www.miamistudent.net/media/storage/paper776/news/2006/11/14/FrontPage/Ohio-Smoking.Ban.Complements.Miamis.Recently.Approved.Policy-2457526.shtml?norewrite200611141913&sourcedomain=www.miamistudent.net
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #336 on: November 15, 2006, 03:33:24 AM »
Parker also said that in Ohio's new law, public places are defined as anything having a roof - including bus shelters ...

Ouch. Now that's harsh. I'm a pro-Issue 5 smoker, am glad re: bars, restaurants, etc. and hope that it will help me to quit. But when that January gale starts whipping down the Ontario windtunnel, you best believe I'm running for the bus shelter.

Note: 8Shades kindly asks that you not report him to the Ohio Department of Health. The preceding threat to smoke in a public place was purely speculative and should in no way be construed as an actual, flagrant violation of law. That is all.
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #337 on: November 15, 2006, 08:52:37 AM »
When must the public smoking stop?
Enforcement after Dec. 7 puzzles merchants

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Harlan Spector
Plain Dealer Reporter

A week after voters passed a statewide public smoking ban, some merchants said they still don't understand when they have to pull ashtrays off the tables and put up no-smoking signs.

Mixed signals from health officials and SmokeFree Ohio, the campaign of the American Cancer Society, have created some confusion.

Link missing.
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #338 on: November 15, 2006, 04:34:23 PM »
From the 11/10/06 Lima News:


Itís all a nonsmoking section now
BY TIM RAUSCH - Nov. 10, 2006

LIMA ó Restaurant hosts soon wonít be asking "smoking or nonsmoking" when it comes to seating choice.

A majority of voters Tuesday approved Issue 5, a law that bans smoking in public places, including privately owned businesses. Voters also defeated Issue 4, which would have constitutionally protected smoking in bars, restaurants and some workplaces.

Business owners are now wondering whatís next for the Smoke Free Workplace Act.


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http://www.limanews.com/story.php?IDnum=32021

From the 11/11/06 Findlay Courier:


Smoke ban: Restaurants, bars nervous
By JOHN GRABER
STAFF WRITER


Ryan Schnipke, manager of the Red Pig Inn in Findlay, doesn't figure his business is going to take much of a hit when it goes smoke-free.

"People may have dinner and instead of hanging out for more drinks, they may just leave," Schnipke said.

But the Red Pig Inn is a restaurant, and he figures it's the bars that are going to really take it on the chin when they go smoke-free following voters' approval of state Issue 5 this week.


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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

On the Net:
SmokeFreeOhio
www.smokefreeohio.org

OBM analysis:
www.obm.ohio.gov/mppr/State--Issue--5.pdf


http://www.thecourier.com/Issues/2006/Nov/ar_news_111106.asp#story2

From the 11/9/06 Ironton Tribune:


Smoking banís shock waves to hit Lawrence Countians hard
By Kirsten Stanley/The Ironton Tribune
Thursday, November 9, 2006 11:42 AM CST


In 30 days, non-smokers can breath a little easier when they go into most public places, but smokers will be forced to take their butts outside.

A new state law given the nod by voters during Tuesdayís election will take effect Dec. 8 and will prohibit smoking in the majority of public places, including restaurants, bars, bingo halls and convenience stores.

There are only a few exemptions to the law ó homes, family-run businesses that have no customers coming in to them and private clubs such as fraternal organizations, among others.

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http://www.irontontribune.com/articles/2006/11/09/news/news262.txt

From the 11/14/06 Maysville Ledger Independent:


Smoking ban upsets many local Ohioans
By CARRIE CARLSON Staff Writer
Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:59 PM EST


GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- Even though Brown and Adams counties voters turned back the Smoke Free Ohio issue on Tuesday's ballot, Ohio as a whole, voted to make public places, including restaurants and bars, smoke free.

The new law takes effect Dec. 7,

Many local bar and restaurant owners are upset about the new sanction.

"My business is my life," said Dottie Renner, owner of the Meetin' Place Bar in Ripley.

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http://www.maysville-online.com/articles/2006/11/14/local_news/3345ohio.txt
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #339 on: November 15, 2006, 05:23:28 PM »
Quote
In 30 days, non-smokers can breath a little easier when they go into most public places, but smokers will be forced to take their butts outside.

I for one cannot wait for all of the hoopla to be over so we can cut it with the dumb-ass plays on words.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #340 on: November 15, 2006, 05:25:28 PM »
^I love that quote!! LOL!

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #341 on: November 15, 2006, 09:49:40 PM »
I don't want to read this thread anymore. It upsets me too much.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #342 on: November 15, 2006, 10:02:30 PM »
hey, no one told you to come back here.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #343 on: November 16, 2006, 07:01:53 AM »
Nazi.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #344 on: November 16, 2006, 07:20:58 AM »

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #345 on: November 16, 2006, 07:42:52 AM »
Nazi nazi.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #346 on: November 16, 2006, 05:02:33 PM »
From the 11/16/06 (UT) Independent Collegian:


Smoking out
By: Ed Carroll
Issue date: 11/16/06 Section: Arts & Life

 
Starting Dec. 7, a ban on smoking in public places will take effect in the State of Ohio.

The ban means no more smoking in restaurants, bars and coffee houses, along with other public places.

Smokers seem to have mixed feelings about the ban.

Mike Lees, a junior majoring in psychology, is a smoker who can understand the ban, but is still disappointed by it.

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http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2006/11/16/ArtsLife/Smoking.Out-2463711.shtml?norewrite200611161846&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #348 on: November 17, 2006, 12:05:44 PM »
From the 11/17/06 BG News:


Ohio voters say 'butts be gone'  (GC: HA HA HA you're so clever)
Cigarette ban to affect Ohio bars and restaurants
By: Christy Johnson
Issue date: 11/17/06 Section: Campus


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.

Now local business owners are buckling down to ride out the wave of change.

"I don't think the law will help bar owners, but in the long run I do not think it will hurt us that severely," said Kamikaze's owner Rick Alt.

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http://www.bgnews.com/media/storage/paper883/news/2006/11/17/Campus/Ohio-Voters.Say.butts.Be.Gone-2466590.shtml?norewrite200611171351&sourcedomain=www.bgnews.com
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #349 on: November 17, 2006, 12:17:48 PM »
on a related note:

South Australia bans smoking in private vehicles carrying children
Source: NPT - National Post
Nov 17 03:25

Page: A12
Section: News
Edition: All but Toronto

Australians caught smoking in cars carrying kids could soon be slapped with on-the-spot fines, under a law aimed at protecting the health of innocent passengers. Under legislation introduced in the South Australia state parliament yesterday, drivers of private cars with youngsters under 16 would face a A$75 ($65) fine. "Children spend many hours in cars each week and secondhand smoke in a vehicle can be more than 20 times more toxic than in a house," said Gail Gago, the state's Mental Health & Substance Abuse Minister and the bill's chief backer. No other Australian state has passed such a law, although Tasmania and New South Wales are considering similar moves. Internationally, only Arkansas has enacted a vehicle smoking ban.

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #350 on: November 17, 2006, 02:13:11 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.

GOD, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #351 on: November 17, 2006, 10:41:56 PM »
^Nah, I've been laughing my butt off at them!

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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #352 on: November 18, 2006, 07:15:12 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, 05:12:45 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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http://www.snponline.com/NEWS11-15/11-15_desmokefree.html

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."

Read more:

http://www.marysvillejt.com/localarchivenov06.htm#Smoked
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #354 on: November 19, 2006, 05:14:26 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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http://www.thenews-messenger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061118/NEWS01/611180301/1002/rss01
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #355 on: November 27, 2006, 06:33:31 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.

Prosecutorís 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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E-mail cpeale@enquirer.com
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061127/BIZ01/311270017/1076/BIZ
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #356 on: November 28, 2006, 11:22:16 AM »
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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E-mail cpeale@enquirer.com
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061128/NEWS01/611280400/1056/COL02
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Re: Ohio smoking ban
« Reply #357 on: November 28, 2006, 03:14:57 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, 03:17:39 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.

KOOW...You're just off the chain man!

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« Reply #359 on: November 29, 2006, 01:37:45 PM »
Smoking ban covers stadiums
BY CLIFF PEALE | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
November 29, 2006

CINCINNATI - The Hamilton County Prosecutorís 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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E-mail cpeale@enquirer.com
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061129/BIZ01/311300003
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