It’s not just smoking its the law.
After the clock strikes midnight Dec. 31 and party-goers through out Will county start the new year, police expect business owners hosting celebrations to remove ashtrays and make an announcement asking customers to stop smoking.
The state’s no smoking law, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1.
“The law goes into effect at midnight, that’s what the legislators intended,” Here’s the real reason that the local cities are passing their own non-smoking ordinances, and it isn’t about saving the poor old States Attorney from having to prosecute violators; It’s because when you are given a ticket in Illinois from a local police officer for a city ordinance violation, the city gets to keep all of the fine money. If the ticket is written on a state law violation, then the county the offense took place in gets to keep the money. It’s all about the money people. It’s also another way for government to dictate how you will live your life. Get used to it, because it’s going to happen more and more.
Do we really need a law to ban smoking in bars? If a bar owner wants to allow his customers to smoke, where does the government get off banning it? There are certain expectations of certain establishments. Smokers have been gathering at taverns for longer than any of us have been alive. Employees take the job knowing what the environment is. Do they really need protected? I think I’ve read that the most dangerous job is Lobster fishing. Is that right? You don’t see the government banning people from eating lobster because the job is hazardous.
Really the argument here shouldn’t be about smoking’s evil, but rather the fact that the government is getting a little too restrictive when it comes to a private business. IF a tavern owner wants to allow smoking and everyone suddenly regains their intelligence and decides not to smoke then he’ll lose business because no one will go there. If a person doesn’t want to patronize an establishment because of the smoke, then don’t go. I smoke, but I don’t like to be around it when I go out to dinner so I always ask to be seated in the no smoking section. “Sum buddies had two tell me that tho becus ahm of lowe intelegence”
With everything that is going on in this country this is what we feel deserves our legislatures attention? Non-smokers have the option of patronizing any establishment they want. There are multitudes of non-smoking areas, establishments to choose from yet they cried and cried until they made it that way for everybody. Now, maybe it should be our turn. I propose banning fast food, it’s bad for you. Ban children from ALL restaurants, they bother me while I’m eating. Ban anyone who can’t park between the lines, they ruin the experience for everybody. Ban all talking in restaurants and bars, I don’t need to be subjected to YOUR rhetoric, after all it’s MY experience not yours. Ban cell phones in all public places, they’re just plain rude. Ban all drivers who can’t figure out how to use a turn signal…… Again we bend over and get screwed…..