What do you think of moves in the Kansas Legislature to ban smoking in public places?

February 26, 2009

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Amy Durkin ( in ) says...

As much as I prefer not to be around cigarette smoke, I believe that the government is overstepping their authority by telling businesses that they cannot allow a legal activity within their premises.

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Theresa Abel ( in ) says...

Because of health reasons, I think it would be one of the best moves the Legislature can make. I think it is important for all Kansas citizens to have smoke-free buildings and workplaces.

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Heather Noble ( in ) says...

In light of the current economic crisis, I believe the Legislature has bigger fish to fry right now. When things have settled down we should put it to a vote and let the people decide.

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Fr. Pat Riley ( in ) says...

Next they will say you can't eat fast food in public for health reasons. They ought to work on important issues.


ImPlayingOverHere 6 years, 8 months ago on What do you think of moves in the Kansas Legislature to ban smoking in public places?

When I was born, both of my parents smoked. I lived in a very small house with 4 sibling, and all four of us were "addicted" to tobacco by the time we reached our teen years....

I loved my cigarettes, and I did evolve too a three packs a day habit!

I NEVER smoked in the presence of my daughter!!!! That because unlike the executives of the tobacco industry, I knew that smoking is "hazardous" to one's health.... AND smoking is addictive.... AND "parents" are "role models...."

If nothing else the government "of the people, by the people, for the people" owes the "people" protection from irresponsible public conduct by ignorant, ill informed "citizens." who lack the wisdom, understanding, will power, and self discipline to respect the lives, health, and well being of others who are NOT smoking....

WHAT has taken the government so long to act?