|Re: Lewisville Council Mulls Restaurant, Bar Smoking Ban|
Poster: WhosPlayin Posted: 2012/6/19 23:18:21
I guess it was lost on you too. Gilmore doesn't really support banning Big Gulps. What he was trying to point out was how it's an invalid comparison to say that smoking is like soda (or fried chicken, at one point). You don't get secondhand carbs from someone else drinking a soda. You don't get secondhand fat from someone else eating fried chicken. You do get carcinogenic, toxic fumes from other people smoking.
Also, don't be so sure that bar owners don't want it. It's one of those things where an individual decision to ban it puts them at a disadvantage compared to the case where everyone is required to ban it. The Texas Restaurant Association supports a state-wide ban on smoking in restaurants.