|Re: Lewisville Council Mulls Restaurant, Bar Smoking Ban|
Poster: TexasMama Posted: 2012/6/20 9:21:52
As someone who is approaching the 3 year mark of no smoking, I look at this from both sides of the fence. I always swore I wouldn't be one of those rude people who walk by smokers and wave my hands in disgust. But - NOW - the smell really does make me physically ill. While I refuse to sink to level of the 'waving of hands' people, I do understand that non-smokers do not like the way a cigarette smells.
I also understand that smoking is an addiction. It is a VERY hard habit to break. The first year for me was very hard and I almost broke down many times. Outlawing smoking is not going to stop anyone from smoking. People will just stand outside and smoke.
As for FM's ban on smoking, if I understood it correctly, it is supposed to prevent people from smoking within so many feet from the door. Go by CVS on Morris and 1171. One of the pharmacist, along with several other employees, are always outside smoking - less than 10 feet from the door. Red Robin on 2499 sometimes has a good crowd of smokers but they are usually on the far side of the building. At Kroger on 1171 in FM, employees sometimes line the curb during the late afternoon for their smoke break. (saw this yesterday) The so called ban is only as good as the enforcement of the rules.
Smoking is a personal choice, but I do agree that habits of some should not impact those who are lucky enough to not have the "monkey on their backs."
Just my 2 cents.