|Re: Lewisville Council Mulls Restaurant, Bar Smoking Ban|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2012/6/20 8:34:06
FM restaurants are rarely empty! If they are empty, they are either closed or their food or service ran people off...not the fact that you aren't allowed to sit at a table and smoke.
I find it hard to believe that someone can't make it through an hour long meal without smoking. You really have an addiction if you can't put the cigs down to enjoy a brief meal with friends or family. One poster wrote about having to hunt down the smokers in his restaurant that are hiding their smokes by cupping their hand around their cigs and also hiding them under the table. Just because smokers ruin their sense of smell doesn't mean that the rest of us can't smell it burning!
As a child of a heavy smoker, I saw the devastation that smoking since he was 12 did to my dad. While he lived to be 86 years old, I'm sure even he would tell you that he would have rather not lived the last 20 years of his life because of all of the medical challenges that he faced in those years...all of which were directly related to smoking. In the end, he was on breathing treatments multiple times a day. He took a large amount of meds and slept with oxygen on. Smoking cigarettes slowly and painfully killed him.
So when I see you unable to make it through a meal without smoking, I see him. I project his illness on you and wonder why in the world would you do this to yourself and your family and friends. Plus, I find it hard to believe that you are devoid of common decency to the point that you insist that your right to smoke at a table by me is more important than my right to enjoy a meal without your carcinogens.
LV, ban smoking in restaurants and bars. Save the lungs of the people that have made the healthy decision not to smoke!