|Re: Lewisville Council Mulls Restaurant, Bar Smoking Ban|
Poster: James Posted: 2012/6/23 3:08:51
Have done so repeatedly, beginning with this one:
[these guys just don't know what they're getting into!]
Lewisville City Council Mulls Smoking Ban
June 18, 2012 9:50 PM
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/06/18/le ... ouncil-mulls-smoking-ban/
LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Lewisville could be the next city jumping on the
no-smoking ban-wagon: The City Council is strongly considering banning lighting up
in restaurants and bars.
COMMENT: Unfortunately, as will be commented below, even any such most
benevolent action of the Lewisville Texas City Council, falls far short of
“truely protecting public health.”
If it ends up passing the ban, establishments like Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill would
have to go cold turkey.
“That’s a bad deal,” Mike said with a freshly lit cigarette smoldering in his ashtray.
Mike is what you’d call a regular at Frankie’s. But, if he can’t smoke inside the
restaurant anymore, he said he’ll take his business elsewhere.
“I’ll find another town to spend my money in,” he said.
Lewisville City Council members were hammering out details of the ordinance in
a work session on the issue Monday. Councilman T.J. Gilmore supports the ban.
“It needs to happen. When we go into a restaurant and need to protect those servers.
We need to protect those folks who can’t deal with it and we most importantly need
to protect the public health,” he said.
COMMENT: As commented above, any such “smoking ban/s” simply stops
quite short, of what “we” could call; “TRULY PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH.”
In order to accoplish “true protection of public health,” “we” must also be
prepared to go after the “NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM IN AMERICA,”
that of “OBESITY.” If “we” are not prepared to do this as well, then “we” are
NOT in fact “truly concerned about public health.” You see, OBESITY leads
directly to Diabetes, which leads to things like festering sores, amputations,
and severe heart disease, all of which equates to long-term and very expensive
medical care. “WE NEED TO PROTECT THESE FOLKS WHO CAN’T DEAL
WITH IT.” True, obesity is not necessarily caused by cigarette smoke, but by
certain “other things,” which should at least fit into the same sort of category.
[further comments below]
Councilman John Gorena is very much against a ban.
“It’s not because I like smoking. It’s because it’s a rights issue,” he said. And
Councilman John Gorena doesn’t think it’s a city council’s right to make that
decision. “It’s up to the manager or owner, business owner to have smoking in
their facility or not,” Councilman Gorena said.
COMMENT: Who cares about “rights,” when it comes to the question of
“protecting the public health?” Obesity is caused by just one more form of
addiction, and “WE NEED TO PROTECT THESE FOLKS,” from WHAT THEY
CAN’T DEAL WITH, and that is “JUNK FOODS!” As a matter of fact, “we”
have already been in the process of “INVITING-DOWN SOME HELP” from
“certain interests” in New York, to offer whatever help to Lewisville, Texas.
[see further comment/s below]
Some think it’s a voter’s right.
“They should let the people decide,” a woman named Faria said. She and her
dinner companion were both smoking.
If you ask the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, it’ll say people prefer non-
smoking restaurants. It’s what they’re asked for the most.
COMMENT: Just like smoke-free restaurants, there should also be junk-
free super-markets, convenience stores, and even baseball parks, like
that big one in Arlington, Texas. This is all just so important, if we are
“truly” to protect the public from the NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM;
OBESITY. [see further comment/s below]
Destiny Rodriguez wishes she’d asked about Frankie’s before she went in.
“We came to eat and have a drink but I don’t know. Kind of makes you want
to not want to be here,” she said making a face.
The City Council is still hammering out details. But, they scheduled another
work session on it and plan to put the item on the Lewisville City Council
agenda for a vote during the next council meeting July 2nd.
NOTE: “We” should also envision banning those absolutely disgusting
===== hot dogs from the Arlington, Texas baseball stadium. These things
not only promote obesity, but are made from “processed meats”
that contain “certain nitrates,” which are known to cause cancer.
“We” know that such action might make many baseball fans very
unhappy, but THIS MUST BE DONE, in order to “protect public
Anyone with anything to say about it should contact the City Council or show
up to a meeting –– there’s one on every first and third Monday.
COMMENT: [PROPOSAL] In the very same manner as non-smoking
restaurants, “We” can envision so many “other things,” like even the
“OBESITY REDUCTION SUPER-MARKET.” “ORSM.” This, of course,
would require widespread modifications to all of our existing super-markets.
These such “ORSMs” would be basically divided into two major sections.
One section would contain absolutely no junk food at all, like NO SODA-POP,
NO ‘TATO CHIPS, NO FROSTED FLAKES, NO BAKERY ITEMS, NOTHING
CONTAINING TOO MUCH SUGAR. This is the ONLY SECTION of the
“ORSM,” into which obese people are allowed, and the doorway would be
made large enough for most any of them [fat people] to easily fit through.
The second section of the “ORSM” super-market will be strictly reserved
for “normal people only,” and will stock “ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS,”
even to include soda-pop, potato-chips, frosted flakes, etc. However;
and just in “our” efforts to “PREVENT FURTHER OBESITY,” there will
NOT be found any such 2-LITER SODA-POPS,” because, hopefully by
then, they too, will have been legislated illegal. Keeping obese people
out of this section is relatively easy, just make the doorway/s smaller.
Guards could be posted at “this” doorway, in order to prevent the FAT
PEOPLE from sending their little kids inside, in order for them to try and
smuggle-out “contraband products” to their obese parents.
“WE” also propose, that if the City of Lewisville, Texas is in fact
“truly concerned,” about their “public’s health,” then “they” will
also consider very seriously, a “CITY-WIDE BAN ON 2-LITER SODAS.”
Please to watch for “our” further UPDATES regarding this subject.
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